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With effect from 1 August 2012, for articles that are imported or exported on or after the date, the declaration charge per import or export declaration will be reduced to the following rates :

Import

Non-food items

  • $0.2 in respect of the first $46,000 of the value of the goods
  • $0.125 in respect of each additional $1,000 or part thereof and rounded up to the nearest 10 cents

Food items

  • $0.2 per declaration irrespective of the value
Export

Goods whether of HKSAR origin or not 1

  • $0.2 in respect of the first $46,000 of the value of the goods
  • $0.125 in respect of each additional $1,000 or part thereof and rounded up to the nearest 10 cents

For articles that are imported or exported before 1 August 2012, the declaration charge remains unchanged, i.e. (a) for non-food items/goods whether of HKSAR origin or not1-$0.5 in respect of the first $46,000 of the value of the goods and $0.25 in respect of each additional $1,000 or part thereof and rounded up to the nearest ¢10; and (b) for food items (Import) - $0.5 per declaration irrespective of the value.

1 For exports of Hong Kong manufactured clothing and footwear items specified in the Schedule 1 to the Industrial Training (Clothing Industry) Ordinance, Chapter 318, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , Clothing Industry Training Levy of $0.3 in respect of each $1,000 value or part thereof in addition to the declaration charge will be required.

Import and Export Declaration Charges