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Trade and Industry Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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Manifest Requirements

Statutory Requirement

In accordance with Sections 7 to 11 of the Import and Export Ordinance (Cap. 60 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and Sections 5 to 8 of the Reserved Commodities (Control of Imports, Exports and Reserve Stocks) Regulations (Cap. 296A of the Laws of Hong Kong), shipping companies, airlines and transportation companies:

  • must retain and keep custody of the imported "prohibited articles" or "reserved commodities", and shall not deliver them to the importer until valid import licences are produced;
  • shall not carry any "prohibited articles" or "reserved commodities" for exportation until valid export licences are produced, or receipt of the notification from the Director-General of Trade and Industry that the relevant products or commodities have been issued with export licence; and
  • must deliver within 14 days after importation/exportation of the "prohibited articles" or "reserved commodities" to the Director-General of Trade and Industry the import/export licences together with the relevant manifests of the vessel, aircraft or vehicle.

Particulars Required to be Provided on Manifests

For particulars required to be provided on Import and Export Manifests, please refer to Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Import and Export Manifests Notice (Cap. 60C of the Laws of Hong Kong).

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