Smuggling Goods into Korea in Violation of Korea’s Customs Law

The Offense of Smuggling, in Korea, is proscribed by Article 269 of the Customs Act – along with various other Korean regulations. Article 269(2) notes that: “Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years, or by a fine equivalent to ten times the amount of Customs duties or the cost of the relevant goods, whichever is lower.”

Korean Customs Service

In order not to violate the law, please fill out a Customs Declaration under Article 241 (1) and (2) or 244 of the Customs Act if the items you are importing are not personal items. Essential.

We are dealing with a smuggling charge at this time and the ramifications for not filing out this form are jail and, potentially, a fine that you may be unable to pay.

Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. He is ranked, for Korea, as one of only two non-Korean attorneys as a Top Attorney by AsiaLaw.

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