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ECFA & The China-Korea Free Trade Agreement
To Mainland
China4,5
To Taiwan To Korea
Able to provide single through bill of lading1 I Containerized Cargo & Bulk Cargo X
Not Required

Required
X
Not Required
Not able to provide single through bill of lading II Containerized Cargo2 X
Not Required

Required
X
Not Required
III Bulk Cargo3
Required
Without storage X
Not Required
With temporary storage at recognized locations in HK6 X
Not Required
With storage in HK
Required
Cargo consolidation / vanning / devanning / repacking in HK IV Containerized Cargo & Bulk Cargo
Required
+ Customs supervision

Required
+ Customs supervision

Required
+ Customs supervision



Other FTAs
To Mainland China4,5 To Australia7
Able to provide single through bill of lading1 I Containerized Cargo & Bulk Cargo X
Not Required
X
Not Required
Not able to provide single through bill of lading II Containerized Cargo2
Required
X
Not Required
III Bulk Cargo3
Cargo consolidation / vanning / devanning / repacking in HK IV Containerized Cargo & Bulk Cargo
Required

+ Customs supervision
X
Not Required

Remarks

1.The Single Through Bill of Lading means a bill of lading (including Air Waybill) issued with detailed information of the shipment including transportation details, port/place of departure and destination, description and quantity of the cargo, etc. showing on a single set of bills of lading.

2.Able to provide Through Bills of Lading which can prove that the container number and seal number of the container remain unchanged during its whole transportation journey.

3.Able to provide Through Bills of Lading which can prove that the description of goods, number of packages and weight remain unchanged during its whole transportation journey.

4.(If applicable) Upon submission of Import Declaration to China Customs, the importers have to specify “Certificate of Non-manipulation” and the Certificate Number.

5.For all containerized and bulk cargo, which are required to have inspection and quarantine by the CIC Ltd. during their stay in Hong Kong, trader is required to apply the “Certificate of Non-manipulation” from the CIC Ltd. direct.

6.Storage at recognized locations (Kwai Tsing 1-9 Container Terminals, Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal, Super Terminal One, The Hong Kong International Airport Express Centre, Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, Asia Airfreight Terminal, DHL Central Asia Hub) for not more than seven days.

7.Australian Customs accepts traders to apply for preferential tariff without applying Certificate of Non-manipulation from the C&ED.

8.Trader has the responsibility to provide the Certificate of Non-manipulation or supporting documents to the importing country to prove their eligibility for preferential tariff.

9.In the course of Customs clearance, transhipment cargo, which originally needs not to apply for “Certificate of Non-manipulation”, may be selected by C&ED for examination. Upon receiving application by traders after examination, C&ED may issue a “Certificate of Non-manipulation” after vetting the application.

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