South Korea (The Republic of Korea)

v. 14 – 2020/02

Market Executive Summary In South Korea, Track and Trace is in full implementation for all stakeholders at this time. Item level serialization and real time data reporting requirements are in effect.

South Korea is aligned with the GS1 EGS (Emerging Global Standard) apart from the potential use of RFID as a data carrier.

Key Dates
  • January 2018: Full real-time participation of all stakeholders, compliance will be enforced
  • July 2017: Data Reporting, Manufacturers / Importers and Wholesalers (real time)
  • January 2017: Data Reporting, Manufacturers / Importers, compliance will be enforced
  • July 2016: Data Reporting, Manufacturers / Importers (real-time)
  • January 2016: Data Reporting, Manufacturers / Importers and Wholesalers (periodic reporting)