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.
- Registration as a Rice Stockholder
- Maintenance of Reserve Stock
- Import and Export Licensing Requirements
- Arrival and Delivery of Rice Imported for Local Consumption
- Approval of Rice Storage Place
- Electronic Submission
- Food Safety of Rice
- Important Notes
- Performance Pledge
- References and Forms