This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-BQAO59

Lengthy approval requirements for UK exports of animal and plant exports into South Korea

in South Korea

Trade barrier summary

Lengthy procedures for animal and plant products make it difficult for UK exporters to enter the South Korean market.

Import requirements are based on a pest risk analysis (PRA) and may take several years. For example, new types or origins of fruits and vegetables are not allowed for import before phytosanitary requirements have been set by the national authorities. Due to limited capacity, only a limited number of applications can be handled at a time.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets



Date reported

11 October 2019

Last updated

17 December 2020

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