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
- Electronic Service on Manifests
- How to deliver Manifests and Paper Licences / Supporting Documents
- Manifest Checking Conducted by the Trade and Industry Department