Title : POSTAGE STAMP IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DAY
Stamp Serial#
1285 
KPC#
C-946 
MICHEL#
1310 
StanGib#
1553 
Scott#
1321 
Date of Issue
01/26/1983 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
171 won 
Design
Emblem and International Trade 
Designer
Lee Hae-Ok 
Image Area
36mm*27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
January 26, 1983, marks the First International Customs Day. The Customs Cooperation Council (CCC), which has 93 member countries including the Republic of Korea, was established in 1953 with the increasing of world trade through the international standardization and simplification of customs systems as its existential purpose. At its annual meeting held in june 1981, the CCC agreed to designate International Customs Day, which had been proposed by the Korean Government in order to help facilitate international customs cooperation and draw public attention to the importance of customs cooperation in promoting world trade.

Since it became the 56th member country of the Customs Cooperation Council in July 1968, the Republic of Korea has been playing an active role in the organization, adopting internationally standardized customs systems such as CCC customs tariff nomenclature, which is now essential for the export and import procedures. Korea is evolving toward the status of a developed country in the field of customs matters, as shown, in particular, by the decision to hold in Seoul the 1984 annual meeting of the Customs Cooperation Council. Public understanding and cooperation, as well as countinuing efforts to make improvement on the part of the persons concerned and the active cooperation among nations, are required if a really effective customs administration is to be produced.

The Ministry of Communications issues this stamp to commemorate the First International Customs Day and also to express our hope that our customs administration will continue to improve.