Parcel delivery to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a Special Administration Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the most densely populated regions in the world with a population of seven million people within in an area of 1,104 square kilometres (426 square miles). Hong Kong has a free trade economy that employs a low tax capitalist system. It is one of the world's leading financial capitals and thus a major center of imports and exports. Asa free port Hong Kong has few trading restrictions.
Customs for parcel shipping to Hong Kong
Imports that enter Hong Kong are processed through the Customs & Excise Department (C&ED). Most of the information on the manifest is submitted electronically before it arrives. If a shipment contains a commodity that requires a permit it will be held while the appropriate agency is contacted for instructions. Customs in Hong Kong has the right to physically examine any parcel or shipment. Certain goods a subject to taxes and duties such as tobacco, alcohol, and oil.
Who ships parcels to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a member of the following Trade Groups: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES), European Free Trade Association (EFTA), General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT), World Customs Organization (WCO), World Trade Organization (WTO).
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Hong Kong
It is prohibited to import the following types of goods into Hong Kong: counterfeit goods and copyright materials, acetic anhydride, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, illicit narcotics, radioactive materials, some military equipment and strategic commodoties, hazardous chemicals, electronic cigarettes, illicit narcotics, ivory and ivory products, soils, ozone depleting chemicals, processed food, and nonsmokable tobacco.
The following items are restricted and may reuire additional documentation: ozone depleting substances, hazardous chemicals, chemicals used to manufacture illicit narcotics, uncut diamonds, radio transmission devices and cellphones, rice, meat, explosives, fireworks, military equipment, radioactive materials pesticides, plants, animals or their products, and pharmaceuticals.