Daeseung Im

  • Advisor
  • T. +82-2-3404-7572
  • F. +82-2-3404-7687
  • E. daeseung.im@bkl.co.kr


Daeseung Im is an advisor specializing in international customs and trade matters. Mr. Im has years of experience in handling customs and trade matters and has a solid track record for successfully providing legal solutions to corporate clients for their business issues. His main practice areas include customs audits and investigations, foreign exchange investigations and trade, including FTA issues.

Prior to joining Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Mr. Im held various positions in the public sector for 23 years, including the Seoul Main Customs, Incheon Airport Customs, Incheon Main Customs and the Korea Customs Service. Since joining BKL in 2010 as expert advisor, he has focused his practice on advising clients on matters concerning customs (audits and investigations) and FTA country of origin verification.

Representative Experience

2010-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2008-2010 Audit Division, Incheon Main Customs
2005-2008 Information Management Division, Information Management and International Affairs Bureau, Korea Customs Service
2004-2005 Foreign Exchange Investigation Division, Investigation & Monitoring Bureau, Incheon Main Customs
1999-2003 Import Division, Incheon Airport Customs
1996-1999 Luggage & Import Division, Gimpo Airport Customs
1992-1996 Monitoring Department, Korea Customs Service (Secondment)
1989-1992 Import & Investigation Division, Seoul Main Customs
1988-1989 Monitoring Division, Yosu Customs

Representative Matters

Conducted customs investigations, including audits of companies
Verified FTA country-of-origin and advised thereon
Advised on investigations into customs and foreign currencies
Advised on matters concerning tariff classification and taxable price


1988 National Tax College

Selected Activities

Practical Guide to Investment in North Korea (Co-author, Do & Book, 2020)