Hong Kong customs regulation

Import and Export laws of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a small country with around 7M Hong Kong. Official languages are Chinese and English. Hong Kong uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+08:00. Currency used in Hong Kong is Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).

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Import Regulation

Tobacco 🚬

19 cigarettes;

1 cigar or 25 grams of cigars; or

25 grams of tobacco.

Currency πŸ’΅

There are no restrictions on local currency (HKD) or foreign currency.

Prohibited β›”

Drugs and psychotropic substances.

Smokeless tobacco products.

Weapons such as throwing darts, knuckle-dusters, gravity knives, and gravity operated steel batons.

Counterfeit items and items infringing copyright.

Restricted ⚠️

Live animals require a permit from theAgriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.

Dangerous drugs require an import licence from theDepartment of Health, and a valid export authorisation from the exporting country.

Various categories of explosives require permits from different Departments. For further information, please visit Customs and Excise DepartmentExplosives.

Firearms and ammunition require a licence issued by theHong Kong Police Force.

Certain foods are subject to different restrictions, depending on the food type. For further information, please visit Customs and Excise DepartmentFood.

Infectious goods such as human remains, pests, and germs of disease require a permit from theDepartment of Health.

Optical disc mastering and replication equipment require a licence from theCustoms and Excise Department.

Ozone depleting substances require permits from different departments, depending on the chemicals involved. For further information, please visit the Customs and Excise DepartmentOzone Depleting Substances.

Pesticides require a import licence from theAgriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.

Radio transmitting equipment requires an Import Permit from theTelecommunications Authority.

Rough diamonds.

All pets are subject to importation requirements, and some may be prohibited. For further information, please visit theAgriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.

Other rules ℹ️

Chinese herbal medicines in a reasonable quantity for personal use.

Rice, frozen or chilled meat and poultry for personal consumption or gifts in amounts not exceeding 15kg.

Export Regulation

Prohibited β›”

All items in the prohibited to import list.

Restricted ⚠️

Sand requires a permit to be exported from Hong Kong.

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