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Approval of Rice Storage Place

Any person carrying on business registered in Hong Kong under the Business Registration Ordinance (Cap 310) may apply for approval of his godown as an approved rice storage place with the Director-General of Trade and Industry. Applicants should complete the application form (pdf format) and lodge it with the Integrated Customer Service Centre in Room 1324, 13/F, Trade and Industry Tower, 3 Concorde Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong. Application is free of charge. Whether approval will be given is subject to the results of inspection on the premises to be conducted by officers of Customs and Excise Department. Please click here (pdf format) for the specimen of a completed application form for approval and here (pdf format) for the guidance notes.

The Director-General of Trade and Industry may attach approval conditions as he thinks fit. One of the conditions of approval is to allow officers of Customs and Excise Department to inspect the rice under storage and all documents relating thereto. For the conditions of approval as a rice storage place, please click here (pdf format).

The owner/operator of an approved rice storage place is required to lodge a monthly return (pdf format) with the Director-General of Trade and Industry no later than 7 days after the end of the month the return covers.

For the list of approved rice storage places, please click here (pdf format).

Important Reminder: To avoid committing an offence under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (POBO) (Chapter 201 of the Laws of Hong Kong), a person shall not offer any advantages as defined in the POBO to any public servant of the Government in connection with his/her application for or approval of licence/registration under the Rice Control Scheme.