For new manufacturers in import and product classification, CBP has resources to help them. In particular, the CBP website for the publication of compliance information contains guidelines for the classification of different products and other useful information. www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/legal/informed_compliance_pubs/ This document contains the most important information contained in General Notes 33 and 19 CFR. Open-form certification can be used by Korean manufacturers and exporters and U.S. importers as an alternative to original certification when they invoke compliance with the Korea Free Trade Agreement. For information on customs procedures imported from Korea, CBP has created a website and email address: www.cbp.gov/trade/free-trade-agreements/korea and email@example.com. The Ministry of Commerce export.gov website also provides detailed information on product classification and related issues. export.gov/faq/eg_main_017509.asp Although there is no form required for the certificate of origin, the minimum elements to be included are: the importing country or importer may need additional information beyond these specifics and the Korean Customs Office has established an optional form. Please note that the Korean Customs Service does not impose a specific certificate of origin in accordance with KORUS and does not impose a form or format required for the certificate of origin. U.S. exporters or producers should be informed that, as long as you provide the necessary elements to obtain certification, you do not need to use the korean Customs Certificate or a mandatory Korean government form, although you are free to do so. If the Korean Customs Service asks you to use a particular form, please contact the Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance.
1. The name and contact information (or other identifying information) of the person giving the certification. The Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) came into force on March 15, 2012. Most Korean industrial and consumer products currently arrive in the United States duty-free and the Goods Processing Tax (MPF) and this figure will exceed 95% by 2016. Information for U.S. exporters is available at the Commerce Department`s address at: 2016.export.gov/FTA/index.asp USITC Publication 4308: This publication contains changes to the HTSUS, the duty phase-out schedule and other important information. 6. the information that describes and shows how the product is produced; The onus is on the Korean importer to apply for preferential duty negotiated by the ESTV for qualified products. However, the Importer, Customs Broker or Korean Customs Service may ask the exporter or producer to provide a written or electronic certificate or other information in support of the importer`s debt. Korea FTA Text: The full text of the agreement.
For more information on customs procedures for exporting to Korea, the Korean government has also created a website and email address, www.USKoreaConnect.org and info@USKoreaConnect.org.