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International shipping of goods from South Korea

Importo Company provides services in the international freight forwarding of goods from South Korea. We provide a full range of forwarding, cargo delivery and customs clearance of goods from South Korea.

Russia imports the following groups of goods from the Republic of Korea:

  • food products and agricultural raw materials;
  • textiles and footwear;
  • mineral products;
  • organic chemical compounds;
  • essential oils and resinoids;
  • perfumery, cosmetic or toilet products;

Export from Russia to South Korea is represented by the following groups of goods:

  • mineral products;
  • food products and agricultural raw materials;
  • metals and metal products;
  • chemical industry products;
  • wood and pulp and paper products;
  • precious metals and stones;
  • machinery, equipment and vehicles;
  • mineral fuel, oil and products of their distillation;
  • bituminous substances;
  • mineral waxes;
  • fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates.

Searching manufacturers of goods in South Korea is complicated by language barriers as well as cross-cultural differences. Nevertheless, South Korea geographic proximity to Russia makes it an attractive trade and economic partner.


South Korea is located on the peninsula and has the land border with North Korea only. Due to the special political regime in the DPRK (North Korea) and the difficult relations between two countries, there is no in fact direct rail or free road connection between South Korea and Russia.

For the delivery of goods from South Korea to Russia, the following are used:

Ocean freight


Multimodal schemes

Ocean freight of goods from South Korea to Russia

The country has many ports, the largest of which are: Busan, Incheon, Pohang, Mokpo, Ulsan.
Containers delivery from South Korea to the European part of Russia, as a rule, is carried out on FOB (Busan) terms. Pick up of containerized cargo from other cities in South Korea (on EXW terms) is also possible.

Transit time from the Republic of Korea to the port of Vladivostok is about 3-10 days. Containers further follow to final consignee either by road, or by railways.

Airfreight from South Korea

There are 6 international airports in South Korea, where export cargoes are dispatched from:

  • Incheon – ICN;
  • Gimhae Airport – GMP;
  • Cheongju – CJJ;
  • Daegu (Taegu) – TAE;
  • Jeju – CJU;
  • Gimpo (Kimpo) – GMP.

Airfreight by passenger flights from South Korea to Russia. Such airfreights (including connections) are carried out on a regular basis and have the most attractive prices in the normal season. Freighters to Russia most often depart from Incheon and Gimpo airports, which are located near Seoul.

Airports of arrival in Russia:

  • Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO);
  • Moscow Domodedovo (DME);
  • Moscow Vnukovo (VKO);
  • Saint-Petersburg Pulkovo (LED).
  • Ekaterinburg Koltsovo (SVX);
  • Novosibirsk Tolmachevo (OVB).

Importo company accepts goods with their further shipment to recipients, as well as customs clearance of goods from the Republic of Korea at the airports of Sheremetyevo (SVO), Domodedovo (DME), Vnukovo (VKO), Pulkovo (LED).

Connection of international flights with domestic flights is also possible.


On average, air freight from South Korea to Russia takes 3-5 days after receiving the cargo at the terminal of the airport of departure, taking into account terminal handling in the Russian Federation.


The import of samples of goods is required for laboratory tests in accredited laboratories of the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) within the procedures of confirming the compliance of goods with the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations.
Customs clearance of samples must be carried out in strict accordance with the current rules so that the received document of conformity would not be recognized as illegitimate in future.

Our company provides services for the delivery and customs clearance of samples of goods from South Korea on a turnkey basis.


Importo Company provides services for Russian businessmen interested in the implementation of foreign trade transactions with counterparties in South Korea.

We offer:

  • support of transactions for the import of goods from South Korea on a turnkey basis;
  • search for manufacturers and suppliers in South Korea;
  • selection of the optimal commercial offer;
  • inspection of the quality of goods;
  • control of goods loading in South Korea;
  • customs clearance of goods from South Korea in Russia.

Get detailed advice from our experts in delivery and customs clearance of goods from South Korea !

Phone: +7 (812) 385 11 20 (multichannel)
e-mail: info@importo.spb.ru

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