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Inception date: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: 01 Jan 2014

Import tariff quota

Effective from 1 January 2013, the Republic of Korea introduced tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) for various products through Presidential Decree No.24288. According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), the purpose of this intervention is to stabilize domestic market prices.
The ministry said that 'Reflecting the current market supply and price, 4 new products were added to the list for this year, while 21 out of 94 items from the previous TRQ list were removed. Therefore, a total of 77 items are affected by the new TRQ list in 2013."
This measure is valid from 1 January to the end of 2013, while some products were only valid until 31 March or 30 June 2013. For the exact HS codes, tariffs, quotas, and durations, we refer to Appendix 1-5 () of this document.
This measure was amended by the Presidential Decree No. 24639 (see related measure)




012 Vegetables
0703 Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070310 Onions and shallots
070320 Garlic
070390 Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables
016 Stimulant, spice & aromatic crops
0904 Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.
090411 Neither crushed nor ground
090421 Dried, neither crushed nor ground
041 Fish, live, not for human consumption
0301 Live fish.
030111 Freshwater
042 Fish live, fresh or chilled for human consumption
0301 Live fish.
030192 Eels (Anguilla spp.)
030193 Carp (Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus)
030199 Other
211 Meat & meat products
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020319 Other
020329 Other
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0303 Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030311 Sockeye salmon (red salmon) (Oncorhynchus nerka)
030312 Other Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus)
030313 Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho hucho)
030314 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
030319 Other
030331 Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, Hippoglossus stenolepis)
030339 Other
030342 Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)
030343 Skipjack or stripbellied bonito
030344 Bigeye tunas (Thunnus obesus)
030345 Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tunas (Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus orientalis)
030346 Southern bluefin tunas (Thunnus maccoyii)
030351 Herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii)
030353 Sardines (Sardina pilchardus, Sardinops spp.), sardinella (Sardinella spp.), brisling or sprats (Sprattus sprattus)
030354 Mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus)
030355 Jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.)
030357 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
030363 Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)
030367 Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)
030382 Rays and skates (Rajidae)
030383 Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
030389 Other
030390 Livers and roes
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
1105 Flour, meal, powder, flakes, granules and pellets of potatoes.
110510 Flour, meal and powder
110520 Flakes, granules and pellets
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
2008 Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.
200811 Groundnuts
200819 Other, including mixtures
200820 Pineapples
200830 Citrus fruit
200860 Cherries
200870 Peaches, including nectarines
200880 Strawberries
200893 Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitisidaea)
200897 Mixtures
200899 Other
216 Vegetable oils
1509 Olive oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
150910 Virgin
150990 Other
1512 Sunflowerseed, safflower or cottonseed oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151211 Crude oil
151219 Other
151229 Other
1514 Rape, colza or mustard oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151411 Crude oil
151419 Other
151499 Other
222 Other dairy products
0405 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads.
040510 Butter
040520 Dairy spreads
0406 Cheese and curd.
040610 Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese, and curd
040620 Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds
040630 Processed cheese, not grated or powdered
040690 Other cheese
232 Starches & starch products; sugars & sugar syrups n.e.c.
1108 Starches; inulin.
110812 Maize (corn) starch
110813 Potato starch
110814 Manioc (cassava) starch
110819 Other starches
233 Preparations used in animal feeding; lucerne meal & pellets
2309 Preparations of a kind used in animal feeding.
230910 Dog or cat food, put up for retail sale
230990 Other
236 Cocoa, chocolate & sugar confectionery
1806 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
180610 Cocoa powder, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
180620 Other preparations in blocks, slabs or bars weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk form in containers or immediate packings, of a content exceeding 2 kg
180631 Filled
180632 Not filled
180690 Other
239 Food products n.e.c.
0904 Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.
090412 Crushed or ground
090422 Crushed or ground
2106 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
210610 Protein concentrates and textured protein substances
210690 Other
315 Veneer sheets; sheets for plywood; densified wood
4408 Sheets for veneering (including those obtained by slicing laminated wood), for plywood or for similar laminated wood and other wood, sawn lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded, spliced or endjointed, of a thickness not exceeding 6 m
440810 Coniferous
440839 Other
440890 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
2915 Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291511 Formic acid
291512 Salts of formic acid
291521 Acetic acid
291524 Acetic anhydride
291529 Other
291531 Ethyl acetate
291532 Vinyl acetate
291533 nButyl acetate
291539 Other
291540 Mono, di or trichloroacetic acids, their salts and esters
291550 Propionic acid, its salts and esters
291560 Butanoic acids, pentanoic acids, their salts and esters
291570 Palmitic acid, stearic acid, their salts and esters
291590 Other
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2804 Hydrogen, rare gases and other nonmetals.
280429 Other
280461 Containing by weight not less than 99.99 % of silicon
280469 Other
280470 Phosphorus
280490 Selenium
343 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins; colouring matter n.e.c.
3206 Other colouring matter; preparations as specified in Note 3 to this Chapter, other than those of heading 32.03, 32.04 or 32.05; inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined.
320611 Containing 80 % or more by weight of titanium dioxide calculated on the dry matter
320619 Other
320620 Pigments and preparations based on chromium compounds
320641 Ultramarine and preparations based thereon
320649 Other
320650 Inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores
371 Glass & glass products
7002 Glass in balls (other than microspheres of heading 70.18), rods or tubes, unworked.
700231 Of fused quartz or other fused silica
700239 Other
7020 Other articles of glass.
702000 Other articles of glass.
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7504 Nickel powders and flakes.
750400 Nickel powders and flakes.
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8486 Machines and apparatus of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture of semiconductor boules or wafers, semiconductor devices, electronic integrated circuits or flat panel displays; machines and apparatus specified in Note 9 (C) to this Chapter
848610 Machines and apparatus for the manufacture of boules or wafers
848620 Machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices or of electronic integrated circuits
848630 Machines and apparatus for the manufacture of flat panel displays
848640 Machines and apparatus specified in Note 9 (C) to this Chapter
848690 Parts and accessories
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8545 Carbon electrodes, carbon brushes, lamp carbons, battery carbons and other articles of graphite or other carbon, with or without metal, of a kind used for electrical purposes.
854511 Of a kind used for furnaces
854519 Other
854520 Brushes
854590 Other

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