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


Rice is a staple food in Hong Kong and is therefore scheduled as a reserved commodity under the subsidiary regulations of the Reserved Commodities Ordinance (Cap. 296), Laws of Hong Kong. Under the Ordinance, the Government operates the Rice Control Scheme to ensure a stable supply of rice and to keep a reserve stock sufficient for consumption by the population for a reasonable period to cater for emergencies or any short term shortage of supply.

Any person shall obtain a valid import or export licence issued by the Director-General of Trade and Industry for the importation or exportation of rice, unless otherwise exempted by the law. For details, you may refer to Import and Export Licensing Requirements below.

For rice control arrangement, please view guidelines on the Rice Control Scheme (pdf format) and its Annexes for details.


Customer Liaison Group for Rice