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Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - CEPA (CO(CEPA))

Information on Trade in Goods under CEPA

Goods of Hong Kong origin for exportation to the Mainland are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). For the purpose of claiming zero tariff benefits, every consignment of goods to the Mainland must be accompanied by a Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - CEPA (CO(CEPA)) issued by Trade and Industry Department (TID) or one of the Government Approved Certification Organizations (GACOs)1.

  • Certificate of Origin (CO) Circulars:

    Please refer to CO Circular No. 4/2018 for the rules of origin requirements under CEPA and CO Circular No. 5/2018 for requirements relating to the application of CO(CEPA).

General Requirements

Circular No. Date of Issue Subject
7/2018 18.12.2018 The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
Agreement on Trade in Goods (The Agreement)
Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - CEPA
Requirements for Including the Value of Mainland Origin Goods and Materials (including the Raw Materials and Component Parts) in the "Regional Value Content"
6/2018 18.12.2018 The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
Agreement on Trade in Goods (The Agreement)
Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - CEPA ("CO(CEPA)")
Requirements for Including Product Development Costs in the "Regional Value Content"
5/2018 14.12.2018 The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
Agreement on Trade in Goods (The Agreement)
Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - CEPA ("CO(CEPA)")
4/2018 14.12.2018 The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
Agreement on Trade in Goods (The Agreement)
Exporting Goods Originating in Hong Kong to the Mainland
11/2005 16.11.2005 Revised CEPA Rules of Origin for Watches and Registration of Hong Kong Brand Watches

Request for Revisions to CEPA Rules of Origin

Circular No. Date of Issue Subject
2/2021 15.6.2021 Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
Agreement on Trade in Goods (The Agreement) Request for Revisions to CEPA
Rules of Origin (ROOs) (Arrangements for Making Requests in 2021)


(Note: Please click here for the application form to make a request for revisions to CEPA ROO.)
7/2020 7.12.2020 Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
Agreement on Trade in Goods (The Agreement) Request for Revisions to CEPA
Rules of Origin (ROOs) (Arrangements for Making Requests in 2021)

1 The GACOs are the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; the Federation of Hong Kong Industries; the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong; the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong.