Importers / Exporters receiving demand notices from the Government of the HKSAR should make the payment within 14 days from the date of issuance of the notices.
By virtue of the Import and Export (Registration) Regulations, Chapter 60E, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , the Commissioner of Customs & Excise may impose a penalty on any person who has short-paid Import and Export Declaration Charge, at a sum of not more than 20 times of the short-paid amount (but not exceeding $10,000) for each Import / Export / Re-export Declaration lodged.
Commencing from 1 October 2012, traders can avail themselves of the PayThruPost service provided by the Hongkong Post to settle demand notices* either over the counter at any post offices (except mobile post offices) in cash or by EPS or cheque / bank draft / cashier order, or through the post by cheque / bank draft / cashier order sent to P.O. Box No. 9891, General Post Office, Hong Kong. For payment made either in person or by post, the demand notice will be imprinted with payment particulars for return to the trader as a receipt.
* (Only a demand notice issued after 1 October 2012 can be processed under the PayThruPost service.)