US military reimposes commissary spending limits in South Korea

The commissary at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, is shown here in 2019. MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES
The commissary at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, is shown here in 2019. MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES

US military reimposes commissary spending limits in South Korea

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military has reimposed monthly commissary purchase limits in South Korea, less than a month after a retiree was banned from bases over black marketing allegations.

The new policy, effective as of Jan. 23, means that commissary shoppers will again be limited to $800 for the main sponsor and $300 for additional family members per month. Anybody who needs to spend more must request an exception from squadron or battalion commanders.

The decision was based on purchasing trends showing that most authorized shoppers stayed “well below” the limits since the purchasing cap was lifted in September, U.S. Forces Korea said Tuesday in announcing the decision on social media.

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