This document contains the most important information contained in HTSUS 33 and 19 CFR Subpart R. • The USTR website contains various information sheets and Q&As specific to the agreement and we have created a website and email address to answer your questions: www.ustr.gov/uskoreaFTA and KORUS@ustr.eop.gov. • Where an exporter or producer provides a certificate attesting that the goods are originating, he must keep all necessary records attesting that the goods were originating for at least five years from the date of issue of the certification. The Korean Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) entered into force on 15 March 2012. Most of Korea`s industrial and consumer products currently arrive in the U.S. duty-free and merchandise-free, and this figure will exceed 95% by 2016. Information for U.S. Exporters are available through the Ministry of Commerce at the following address: 2016.export.gov/FTA/index.asp Although there is no form required for the Certificate of Origin, the minimum elements that must be included are: • If a certification is used, there is no form or format required for the completion of the certification and can be written or electronic. The certification should contain certain elements (listed in Article 6.15 of the Free Trade Agreement), but you should check with the customs authority of the importer or importing country to obtain the certification. 1.
the name and contact information (or any other identifying information) of the person issuing the certification. The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, sometimes referred to as KORUS, entered into effect on May 15, 2012. As with most U.S. free trade agreements, with the exception of NAFTA, the importer is responsible for the use of preferential treatment. However, in most cases, the information necessary to support the application must be provided by the producer or exporter of the products. • For products traveling to Korea, the Korean Customs Service has also created a page showing the tariffs applicable to U.S. exports of goods to Korea. The website of the Korean Customs Service is fta.customs.go.kr/ (in Korean).
The website of the Embassy of Korea www.USKoreaConnect.org also provides information on exporting to Korea. 6. information describing and demonstrating the origin of the product; Licences may be issued on the basis of the manufacturer`s or exporter`s knowledge that the product is originating; or, for the exporter, appropriate confidence in the manufacturer`s written or electronic attestation that the good is originating. Although there is no form required for the Certificate of Origin, there are basic elements that must be included and a standard Certificate of Origin form containing these data elements has been provided. In addition to the rules of origin mentioned above, there may be other ways to qualify your product: • The website of the Department of Commerce export.gov also contains detailed information on product classification and related issues. export.gov/faq/eg_main_017509.asp • For manufacturers who have not yet accessed product import and classification, CBP has resources they can support.. . . .