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Trade and Industry Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Brand Hong Kong - Asia world city

Commercial Information Circulars

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Ref. : EIC 631/2/5/1

17 August 2017

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 712/2017

The Mainland of China : "Notice Concerning Emergency Control Measures on Certain Old Medical Devices" of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China issued on 10 August 2017 a notice concerning the emergency control measures on certain old medical devices. With effect from the date of promulgation, it is prohibited to import old medical devices (except for products manufactured in China and for after-sale maintenance) classified under HS Codes 9027809900 (other instruments and apparatus for physical or chemical analysis) and 9027500000 (other instruments and apparatus using optical radiations). Please refer to the Appendix (pdf format) for the notice (available in Chinese only).


2.If you have any questions on the content of the document mentioned in this circular, please contact the issuing authority of the Mainland of China direct. For other questions on this circular, please contact Mainland Branch (I) (tel: 2398 5444) of the Department.

Yours faithfully,

(Calvin CHOY)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.