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Trade and Industry Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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Commercial Information Circulars

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Ref : EIC 631/5/1/3

11 March 2006

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 88/2006

Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
Prohibited Imports of the Mainland

According to the CEPA provisions, the Mainland has fully implemented zero tariff on imported goods of Hong Kong origin from 1 January 2006, upon applications by local manufacturers and upon the CEPA rules of origin (ROOs) being agreed and met. Relevant goods do not include goods prohibited by the Mainland's rules and regulations and those prohibited as a result of the implementation of international treaties by the Mainland. The Trade and Industry Department consolidated the catalogues of prohibited imports issued by the Mainland in the past and issued the CIC No. 563/2005 on 30 December 2005. The Mainland has recently issued the "Catalogue of Prohibited Imports (the sixth batch)" and the "Notice Concerning the Prohibition of Import and Export of Certain Industrial and Commercial Compressors with CFCS Refrigerants". Relevant documents are attached at Appendices I and II (pdf format) for reference.

  1. For more details or updates on prohibited imports by the Mainland, you are advised to consult the Mainland's local Customs offices and other relevant Mainland authorities.


  1. If you have any questions on the content of this circular, please contact Ms. Eugenia CHAN at 2398 5444.

Yours faithfully,

(Miss WONG Ying)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry