North Korea Import Restrictions

In order to enter North Korea, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of North Korea government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the North Korea, and which items need special documentation before exporting to North Korea.

North Korea Import Regulations

Import regulations

All imports are restricted.

Special documentation requirements

No special documentation requirements apply to letters.


Refer to Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations.
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Postal authorities do not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to custom duty.


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