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South Korea Reminds of the Modification of Product Code for Entry Notice

On May 30, 2022, the Korea Pharmaceutical Traders Association (KPTA) released a notice to remind enterprises of the modification in the entry notice of imported products1. As per the changing of cosmetic categorizing in the Enforcement Rule of Cosmetics Act, parts of the cosmetic category codes for entry notice are modified.

The details are as below:

1. Modifications implementation date

June 19, 2022

2. Object products

Cosmetic (1AG), parallel import cosmetic(1BG), cosmetic raw material (1AR)

3. Details

(1) Newly added:

T097 (hair treatment)

T098 (hair pack)

T381 (hair essence)

T109 (Nail oil)


(2) Deleted:

T042 (perfume powder)

T043 (perfume satchel)

T063 (face cakes)

T112 (talcum)


(3) Changing in naming

T031 (eyebrow pencil) -> T031 (eyebrow product)

4. Notes

When re-importing the products whose category codes are deleted, enterprises can use the below codes:

T042 (perfume powder) -> T050 (other perfume products)

T043 (perfume satchel) -> T050 (other perfume products)

T063 (face cakes) -> T062 (face powder)

T112 (talcum) -> T120 (other shaving products)

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