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Endangered Animals and Plants

The export of endangered species of animals and plants, whether alive, dead, parts or derivatives is controlled under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, Chapter 586, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) .

To export any endangered species, a licence should be obtained for individual shipment in advance from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (Opens a new window) .


Other Live Plants, Animals and Birds

The export of non endangered live plants, animals and birds are not subject to control. However, the exporter MUST check and ensure in advance that he satisfies all import requirements of the destination country/countries. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (Opens a new window) provides health certification services to facilitate the export of live plants, animals and birds.

For details, please click here (Opens a new window) .

Please note that if the animals are to be re-imported into Hong Kong, they are subject to import control.

Animals and Plants