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Trade and Industry Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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Breaches and Penalty

Any person who contravenes the provisions in the Reserved Commodities (Control of Imports, Exports and Reserve Stocks) Regulations (Cap 296A) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a maximum penalty of HK$100,000 and imprisonment for two years.

In addition to prosecution, the Trade and Industry Department may take administrative actions against these persons, including stockholders and owners/operators of approved storage places who have breached the conditions of registration or conditions of approval respectively. Such administrative actions include but are not limited to, cancellation/suspension of registration/approval, suspension of a licence, refusal to issue a licence, debarment of all registration and/or licensing facilities, etc.