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Application Procedure

Application should be submitted to C&ED at least one calendar day before the arrival of the consignment by completing the application form and providing the supporting documents required. The application form and supporting documents can be submitted through email. Based on the mode of transportation and the processing required, C&ED will calculate the fee and issue a General Demand Note to the Applicant. After payment of the fee by the applicant, C&ED will process the application and provide supervision services (if applicable). Upon completion of application processing, a “Certificate of Non-manipulation”1 will be issued to the Applicant.

The importing signatory countries can check the consignments against the information provided on the “Certificate of Non-manipulation” issued by C&ED when considering an application for preferential tariff. Trader has the responsibility to provide the importing signatory countries with the Certificate of Non-manipulation or documents supporting their eligibility to apply for preferential tariff.

Supporting Document required for Application

  1. Hong Kong Business Registration Certificate of the applicant;
  2. The through bill of lading of the cargo concerned;
  3. Certificate of Origin of the cargo concerned;
  4. Packing list (only applicable to bulk cargo or cargo that needs to be consolidated /vanning / devanning / repacking in HK);
  5. Authorization Letter of the cargo owner (if applicable); and
  6. Other relevant supporting document (if applicable).

1 China Customs may require traders to provide original copy of “Certificate of Non-manipulation” to apply for preferential tariff.

Application Procedure and Required Supporting Document