Korea plans to allow online shopping without E-Certification hassle

Johnson Park, March 27, 2014, 2:09 p.m.

Foreign and Korean online shoppers will soon be able to shop without installing ActiveX or other electronic certification programs.  The Korean government recently decided to scrap the electronic certification system after accusations of prejudice stemming from only allowing foreigners to skip the process.  An official from the FSC (Financial Services Commission) said, "Both local citizens and foreigners will be able to purchase products from Korean websites without undergoing electronic certification."

President Park Geun-Hye mentioned that the Chinese fans of ‘My Love From the Star’ wanted to buy merchandise they saw on the show from Korean websites but were unable to due to the system of Active X.  The government officially announced that foreigners are exempt from the requirement. 

Currently, purchases over W300,000 must use an interactive system for electronic certification.  Be sure to stay tuned for more updates and news on the matter on koogle.tv

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