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Home > U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement
U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

How to Determine Tariffs Under the KORUS FTA

Step 2. Identify Harmonized Tariff Schedule of Korea (HSK) code


Tariff reductions by Korea under the KORUS FTA are listed in the Tariff Schedule of Korea appended to the Agreement as Annex 2-B.

If you do not know the HS code applicable to product, you can start with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Search Engine, which allows you to find the HS code based on a description of your product.

To use the U.S. Census Bureau’s Search Engine, for example, searching the word ‘ketchup’ yielded the following:

The applicable ten-digit code (under the U.S. HS system) for ketchup is 2103.20.2000. This is a good starting point for identifying your code under the Note: The entire Harmonized Schedule of the U.S. can be viewed on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s website at Official Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

Now, to find the Harmonized System of Korea (HSK) code for your product, open the Tariff Schedule of Korea and look under 2103. The Harmonized System of Korea (HSK) code for ketchup appears to be HSK 2103201000.

IMPORTANT: Before you export, you may want to consult with your importer. The Korean Customs Service should provide the authoritative classification of your product under the Korean system.

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