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What is unfair trade practice?

  • Examples of unfair trade practices include
    • Manufacture, sale, import and export of intellectual property rights infringing products
    • Acts of importing and exporting goods that violate the indication of origin
    • Acts of importing and exporting goods with false or exaggerated display of quality, etc.
    • Non-fulfillment of import/export contract terms and import/export of goods different from the contract


  • Although unfair trade practices are becoming more intelligent and complex, in order to overcome the difficult situation in which it is difficult to detect violations due to the lack of information on investigative personnel and distribution networks, the Trade Commission is operating 19 business groups as “Unfair Trade Reporting Centers”. TIPA is acting as a secretariat.
  • Through this work, domestic industries can be protected and fair trade order can be established.

How to report

  • Anyone who is aware of the facts related to unfair trade practices and has specific information and evidence can report it.
  • You can fill out an investigation application form within two years from the date on which the unfair trade practice occurred and submit it by mail or visit to the Trade Commission or each reporting center.
  • Contact
    • Address : 6th floor, Korea Customs Society Building, 20 Eonju-ro 129-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (06104)
    • E-mail :
    • Tel : 02-3445-3761

Processing Procedure

  • Processing Procedure Request for Investigation Interim measures if necessary inspection Judgment Check the judged product sanctions
  • When an application is received, it is decided whether to initiate an investigation within 20 days, and whether an unfair trade practice is applicable within 6 months.
  • The role of the trade committee
    • Temporary measures : If irreparable damage is expected to occur, measures such as cessation of import and export may be taken even before the final judgment.
    • Sanctions : The scope and types of sanctions, such as suspension of import/export/sales activities, corrective measures, and imposition of fines, are diverse, enabling effective remedies for unfair trade practices.
  • The role of the unfair trade practice reporting center
    • Import monitoring and trend analysis of goods in the relevant industry
    • Collection of data necessary to prove unfair trade practices
    • Participation in joint investigation with the Trade Commission after the investigation started
    • Receive reports on unfair trade practices
    • Reporting allegations of unfair trade practices and requesting investigation


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