Republic of Korea

Official name Region ISO 3166-2 code Flag
Republic of Korea
Asia
KR

Party status

Type Party status Date of joining Entry into force
Party Accession 09 July 1993 07 October 1993

National contacts

Management authorities

1. Ministry of Environment

Biodiversity Division
Telephone
+82 (44) 201 72 44
Fax
+82 (44) 201 72 61
Email
cites [at] korea.kr
Mailing address
Government Complex – Sejong
Building #6
11 Doum 6-ro
Sejong 30103

Under the Ministry of Environment (CITES Management Authority), seven regional environmental offices are responsible for the issues regarding CITES permits. The requisite forms to apply for the permit can be found on the following regional environmental offices' websites:

  • -Han River Basin Environmental Office
  • -Geum River Basin Environmental Office
  • -Nakdong River Basin Environmental Office
  • -Yeongsan River Basin Environmental Office
  • -Wonju Regional Environmental Office
  • -Daegu Regional Environmental Office
  • -Jeonbuk Regional Environmental Office

    The email address cites [at] korea.kr is the primary contact for the Management Authority of Korea for the CITES Agreement.
Last update
23 October 2020

Main branch offices of this Management Authority

2. Han River Basin Environmental Office

Telephone
+82 (31) 790 28 48
Fax
+82 (31) 790 28 49
Email
hkcites [at] korea.kr
Mailing address
229, Misagangbyeonhangang-ro
Hanman-si, Gyeonggi-do, 12902
Areas of responsibilities: Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi-do Province This office is also in charge of all permits starting with the letters “ES” (e.g. permit number ES0000-00000)
Last update
22 September 2020

3. Geum River Basin Environmental Office

Telephone
+82 (42) 865 07 44
Fax
+82 (42) 865 07 49
Mailing address
417, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-Gu
Areas of responsibilities: Daejeon, Sejong, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, and Chungcheongnam-do Province
Last update
22 September 2020

4. Nakdong River Basin Environmental Office

Telephone
+82 (55) 211 16 32
Fax
+82 (55) 211 16 05
Mailing address
5, Jungang-daero 250beon-gil, Uichang-gu
Areas of responsibilities: Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongsangnam-do Province
Last update
22 September 2020

5. Yeongsan River Basin Environmental Office

Telephone
+82 (62) 410 52 24
Mailing address
31, Gyesu-ro, Seo-gu
Areas of responsibilities: Gwangju, Jeollanam-do Province, and Jeju Island
Last update
22 September 2020

6. Wonju Regional Environmental Office

Telephone
+82 (33) 760 60 73
Fax
+82 (33) 765 13 26
Mailing address
65, Ipchun-ro Wonju-si
Areas of responsibilities: Gangwon-do Province, and Chungcheongbuk-do Province
Last update
22 September 2020

7. Daegu Regional Environmental Office

Telephone
+82 (53) 230 64 59
Fax
+82 (53) 643 77 93
Mailing address
301, Hwaam-ro
Areas of responsibilities: Daegu, and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province
Last update
22 September 2020

8. Jeonbuk Regional Environmental Office

Telephone
+82 (63) 238 8853
Fax
+82 (63) 238 8859
Mailing address
120, Anjeon-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

Areas of responsibilities: Jeollabuk-do Province

Authorities competent to issue phytosanitary certificates / Autoridades competentes para conceder certificados fitosanitarios / Autorités compétentes pour délivrer des certificats phytosanitaires

as certificates of artificial propagation in the sense of Article VII, paragraph 5, of the Convention, for the export of artificially propagated specimens of species included in Appendix II and of artificially propagated hybrids derived from one or more unannotated Appendix-I species [cf. Resolution Conf. 11.11 (Rev. CoP13), third DETERMINES, paragraph b) iii)] / como certificados de reproduccíon artificial, en el sentido en que se especifica en el párrafo 5 del Artículo VII de la Convención, para la exportación especímenes reproducidos artificialmente de especies incluidas en el Apéndice II y de híbridos reproducidos artificialmente derivados de una o más especies del Apéndice I que no hayan sido objeto de anotaciones [véase la Resolución Conf. 11.11 (Rev. CoP13), párrafo b) iii) del tercero DETERMINA] / en tant que certificats de reproduction artificielle, conformément à l'Article VII, paragraphe 5, de la Convention, pour l'exportation de spécimens reproduits artificiellement des espèces inscrites à l'Annexe II et d'hybrides reproduits artificiellement issus d'une ou plusieurs espèces inscrites à l'Annexe I sans y être annotée [voir résolution Conf. 11.11 (Rev. CoP13), paragraphe b) iii) du troisième ETABLIT] National Plant Quarantine Service ---------------------------------------------- - Incheon International Airport Office - Gimpo Airport Branch Office - Jungbu Regional Office - Seoul Customs House Branch Office - Seoul International Post Office Branch - Anyang Branch Office - Pyeongtaek Branch Office - Sokcho Branch Office - Cheongju Branch Office - Cheonan Branch Office - Yeongnam Regional Office - Jaseongdae Branch Office - Sinseondae Branch Office - Daegu Branch Office - Gumi Branch Office - Ulsan Branch Office - Gimhae International Airport Branch Office - Masan Branch Office - Sasang Branch Office - Yangsan Branch Office - Honam Regional Office - Gwangju Branch Office - Mokpo Branch Office - Gwangyang Branch Office - Jeju Regional Office - Jeju International Airport Branch Office

 

Last update
23 October 2020

Species used for medical purposes / Especies utilizadas con fines médicos / Espèces utilisées à des fins médicales

9. Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Herbal Medicine Policy Division
Telephone
+82 (43) 719 33 56
Fax
+82 (43) 719 33 50
Mailing address
Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu
187, Osongsaengmyeong 2-ro
Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, 28159
Last update
11 November 2020

Fauna and Flora (except for medical purposes) / Fauna y Flora (excepto para fines medicales) / Faune et Flore (sauf à des fins medicales)

1. National Institute of Biological Resources

Genetic Resources Information Center
Telephone
+82 (32) 590 75 50
Fax
+82 (32) 590 71 61
Email
taekom [at] korea.kr
Mailing address
42, Hwangyeong-ro
Seo-gu, Incheon, 22689
Last update
23 October 2020

Fauna and Flora for medical purposes / Fauna y Flora para fines medicales / Fauna et Flora à des fins médicales

2. National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation

Herbal Medicine Reseach Division
Telephone
+82 (43) 719 48 07
Fax
+82 (43) 719 48 00
Mailing address
187, Osongsaengmyeong 2-ro
Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu
Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, 28159
Last update
23 October 2020

Cetacea, Elasmobranchii, Actinopterygii, Sarcopterygii, Mollusca, Anthozoa, Hydrozoa, Annelida

3. National Institute of Fisheries Science

Distant Water Fisheries Resources Research Division
Telephone
+82 (51) 720 23 32
Fax
+82 (51) 720 23 37
Mailing address
216, Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup
Gijang-gun, Busan, 46083
Last update
23 October 2020

Cetacea

4. East Sea Fisheries Research Institute

Cetacean Research Institute
Telephone
+82 (52) 270 09 40
Fax
+82 (52) 270 09 13
Contact people
National Institute of Fisheries Science
Mailing address
250, Jangsaengpogorae-ro
Nam-gu, Ulsan, 44780
Last update
23 October 2020

1. Korea Customs Service

International Investigation Team
Telephone
+82 (2) 510 16 48
Fax
+82 (2) 512-75 39
Mailing address
Building 1, Government Complex-Daejeon
189, Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu
Daejeon, 35208
Last update
08 December 2015

2. Supreme Prosecutors’ Office

Criminal Division Two
Telephone
+82 (2) 3480 27 48
Fax
+82 (2) 3480 27 16
Mailing address
157, Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu
Seoul, 06590
Last update
08 December 2015