South Korea is among Canada’s top merchandise trading partner with trade totalling over $10 billion per year. Shippers from Korea depend on low cost parcel shipping to get their goods to Canada customers and benefit from the Korean-Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA).

Jet Worldwide provides low cost shipping Canada from South Korea

Note:  Pandemic related capacity causing  some carriers to suspend economy air options from South Korea and other APAC countries to Canada.    See below information required to get a spot quote for shipping economy air from South Korea to Canada.

jet-logo-word-blue-vectorA few quick points to consider when shipping between Korea and Canada.

  1. Parcel Post options  are the preferred  method for individuals shipping small parcels and personal items  to Canada:  See Korean postal options below.  
  2. Market dominant carriers, such as UPS, FedEx and DHL have crazy high base pricing and capacity restrictions are making it more difficult to source lower costs.   
  3. Carriers are restricting access to economy air shipping options from Asia to North America.
  4. Jet's logistics professionals can help you either find a lower cost or confirm your actual costs are competitive.  Ask Jet.

jet-logo-vectorThis post provides a deeper dive and explores of the main elements of international shipping between South Korea and Canada

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general information only and is not intended to, constitute legal and/or tax advice.  Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site are hereby expressly disclaimed. The content on this posting is provided “as is”; no representations are made that the content is error-free.

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Low Cost Air Options for shipping Canada From South Korea


Shipping to Canada via Korean Post

Korea Post is the national postal service of South Korea and a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

The Korean Post express mail service (EMS) offers a low cost for individuals shipping small parcels. Canada is in zone 3 of the the EMS pricing from Korea.

Korean Post Shipping Options to Canada include:

  • EMS Parcel: Delivery within 2 weeks
  • EMS Premium: 3 business days between main cities
  • Korean Post Parcel: Transit time uncertain

The Korean Postal shipping options to Canada are best for individuals shipping small parcels and personal items to Canada.


Shipping from Korea to Canada via FedEx and UPS

FedEx and UPS are North America's dominant carriers. They, along with DHL, offer value reliable parcel delivery service from Korea. 

Fedex and UPS shipping Korea to Canada Options include:

  • International priority express delivery
  • International economy air
As noted above, carriers are restricting access to their economy shipping options from Asia Pacific / APAC to Canada and have implemented surcharges for Canadian (import Zones J Korea to Canada).

jet-logo-vectorShipping from Korea to Canada via Jet Worldwide

Jet Worldwide offers low cost delivery options for shipments from Korea.

  • Trusted International shipping for over 35 years
  • Solutions for via air parcels, pallets ecommerce and logistics support
  • Transparency, expertise and consultative approach.   We are not shy to recommend alternative solutions that best meet your needs.  Contact Jet's Logistics Team.

For a quote for shipping regular volume and logistics projects:  Provide details including shipping volume, item(s) being shipped, average value and weight of each parcel.  The more details the better :).

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Get a Quote for Shipping from Korea to Canada

Jet Worldwide makes it easy for companies seeking for quotes for economy air shipping from Korea to Canada. 

The information required for a quote includes:

  • Your company name and contact details
  • Ship from Address
  • Ship To Address
  • Weight and dimensions of each piece
  • Item(s) being sent
  • Value

Click Here to Request a Quote and Information

If you ship regular volumes and need logistics support, the necessary information includes actual/ projected volume, common items shipped, common weight and dimensions per consignment.  The more information the better :)


Shipping from Korea to Canada via Purolator

Purolator is a leading Canadian carrier and provides international delivery to Korea via partner carriers, such as UPS.


Canadian Import Fees Shipped from Korea

Parcels imported from Korea to Canada are subject to Canadian duty and taxes. Most parcels valued under $20 CAD can be imported free of duty and taxes. Parcels valued under $3,300 CAD from Korea can be imported via Canadian customs low value shipment / LVS express clearance processes.

Common import fees for consignments shipped via air to Canada can include duty, tax and carrier import fees.

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Shipping Terms to Consider When Shipping to Canada from South Korea

The default option for shipping internationally from Canada is delivery duty unpaid.    Common carriers use the term EXW which essentially assigns all import related costs (duty, taxes, and other fees) to the receiver/ importer.   Shippers from Canada can choose to pay the import fees on behalf of the receiver via a Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) options that many carriers offer.   

READ-MORE-INCO-TERMSSee our blog on Incoterms and shipping terms for packages and online orders.

The disadvantage of paying import fees on behalf of the receiver is that the bulk of the import fees are often from federal and provincial sales taxes  that the Canadian importing business may otherwise be able to claim back.   




Canada Korea free Trade Agreement

Goods shipped from South Korea may be able to benefit from preferential duty free duty when being imported to Canada. The goods must meet the country of origin requirements of being made in Korea and be accompanied by supporting paperwork.

Helpful Link: CKFTA Certificate of Origin

Canadian businesses are seek low cost shipping of cosmetics from South Korea to Montreal, Toronto and other major retail cities. Contact our team to arrange for shipping cosmetics from South Korea for duty free entry and low cost air shipping.

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The value for duty amount for all of Canada's free trade agreements (including CKFTA) for which the proof of origin / certificate of origin is up to CA $3,300.

For imports not exceeding $3,300 to Canada, the  requirement for proof of origin is waived. The requirement on the importer to maintain records (for example, commercial invoice and B3) applies even if the CBSA does not require a certification of origin or if a requirement for a certification of origin has been waived.

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Reminder:   The information in this blog is for general information only.   Producers, shippers, exporters, importers should confirm their processes with their customs brokers, carriers and regulating authorities.

Written by Timothy Byrnes