|Q.1||Are there any channels for the public to check whether the items carried are prohibited / controlled items?|
Yes. The public can check the relevant information via the following means:
|Q.2||What can a passenger do if he / she enters the Green Channel and finds he / she has goods to declare?|
The Department places posters along the Green Channel to remind incoming passengers that they are passing through a channel specifically designed for those who have nothing to declare. Those who have goods to declare should immediately leave for the Red Channel and / or seek assistance from Customs officers.
|Q.3||Will Customs officers intercept passengers for examination at the Green Channel?|
Passengers entering the Green Channel are not exempted from Customs examination.
|Q.4||Will Customs officers ask passengers who use the Green Channel if they have anything to declare?|
It is not necessary to do so. Under the Red & Green Channel System, a passenger who chooses to use the Green Channel means he / she has made a Customs declaration that he / she has no controlled items or excessive dutiable goods.
|Q.5||Are passengers liable to prosecution if they declare having possession of prohibited / controlled items at the Red Channel?|
Passengers importing prohibited / controlled goods are required to produce a valid licence or permit. Failing which, they may be liable to prosecution and the prohibited / controlled goods may be seized.
|Q.6||Should all passengers carrying dutiable commodities select the Red Channel to make declaration?|
No. Passengers should use the Red Channel to make declaration to Customs officers only if they bring in:
|Q.7||Are passengers required to complete a declaration form to the Department?|
The Department does not require passengers to complete declaration forms.