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SectionChargeMaximum fineMaximum Imprisonment
Dutiable Commodities Ordinance, Chapter 109, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
17 (1) (Opens a new window) Importing / exporting / possession / dealing with goods to which the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance applies $1,000,000 2 years
17 (6) (Opens a new window) Possession of dutiable goods $1,000,000 2 years
34A (3) (Opens a new window) Failing to declare / making a false or incomplete declaration for the purpose of section 34A (1) or (2) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Opens a new window) when compoundable
Level 1
 
36 (1) (Opens a new window) Making incomplete statement or declaration / furnishing incorrect information in document made / furnished for the purposes of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance $1,000,000 2 years
Trade Descriptions Ordinance, Chapter 362, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
12 (1) (Opens a new window) Importing / Exporting goods to which a false trade description / forged trade mark is applied $100,000 (S)
$500,000 (I)
2 years (S)
5 years (I)
Import & Export Ordinance, Chapter 60, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
6A (2) (Opens a new window) Importing / exporting strategic commodities without a licence $500,000 (S)
Unlimited (I)
2 years (S)
7 years (I)
6C (1) (Opens a new window) Importing prohibited articles (specified in Part I of the First Schedule of the Import and Export (General) Regulations), Chapter 60A, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) without a licence $500,000 2 years
Importing prohibited articles (specified in Part II of the First Schedule to the same Regulations (Opens a new window) ) without a licence $500,000 (S)
$2,000,000 (I)
2 years (S)
7 years (I)
Copyright Ordinance, Chapter 528, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
118 (1) (b) (Opens a new window) Importing into Hong Kong infringing copies of copyright works otherwise than for private and domestic use without the licence of the copyright owner Level 5 per infringing copy 4 years
Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, Chapter 134, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
4 (1) (a) (Opens a new window) Trafficking in a dangerous drug $500,000 (S)
$5,000,000 (I)
3 years (S)
Life (I)
8 (1) (a) (Opens a new window) Possession of dangerous drug $100,000 (S)
$1,000,000 (I)
3 years (S)
7 years (I)
36 (1) (Opens a new window) Possession of pipe / equipment / apparatus fit and intended for the smoking / inhalation / ingestion / injection of a dangerous drug $10,000 3 years
Control of Obscene & Indecent Articles Ordinance, Chapter 390, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
21 (1) (c) (Opens a new window) Importing for the purpose of publication obscene articles $1,000,000 3 years
Control of Chemicals Ordinance, Chapter 145, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
3 (a) (Opens a new window) Importing into Hong Kong substance specified in Schedule 1 (Opens a new window) or Schedule 2 (Opens a new window) of the Ordinance $500,000 (S)
$1,000,000 (I)
3 years (S)
15 years (I)
Imported Game, Meat, Poultry and Eggs Regulations, Chapter 132AK, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
Reg 4 (1) (a) (i) (Opens a new window) Importing meat / poultry / without a health certificate Level 5 6 months
Reg 4 (1) (ab) (i) / (iii) (Opens a new window) Importing eggs without a health certificate / a permission in writing of a health officer Level 5 6 months
Antibiotics Ordinance, Chapter 137, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
5 (1) (Opens a new window) Possession of antibiotics $30,000 12 months
Pharmacy & Poisons Ordinance, Chapter 138, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
23 (1) (Opens a new window) Possession of poison included in Part I of the Poisons List $100,000 2 years
Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, Chapter 586, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
5 (1) (Opens a new window) Importing a specimen of scheduled species of Appendix II (Opens a new window) or Appendix III (Opens a new window) without a licence Level 6 1 year
11 (1) (Opens a new window) Importing a specimen of scheduled species of Appendix II (Opens a new window) or Appendix III (Opens a new window) without a licence Level 5 6 months
Firearms & Ammunition Ordinance, Chapter 238, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window)
13 (1) (Opens a new window) Possession of arms / ammunition without a licence $100,000 (I) 14 years (I)

Note:

(s) - denotes Summary Conviction
(I) - denotes Conviction on Indictment

Fine Table (re: Schedule 8 of Criminal Procedure Ordinance, Chapter 221, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) )
Level appliedFine
Level 1 $2,000
Level 2 $5,000
Level 3 $10,000
Level 4 $25,000
Level 5 $50,000
Level 6 $100,000

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