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The import of proprietary Chinese medicines (pCm) and 36 types Chinese herbal medicines (Chm) as listed in the First Schedule to the Import and Export (General) Regulations (Chapter 60, sub Leg.A), Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , are subject to licensing control. Importation of these articles must be covered by an import licence issued by the Department of Health (Opens a new window) .

Licensing requirement may be exempted when these articles are imported in the accompanied personal baggage of a person entering Hong Kong and in a reasonable quantity for his personal use. Transhipment cargo may be exempted from licensing requirement under certain conditions. (See "Transhipment Cargo Exemption Scheme")

Enquiries relating to import licence on pCm and the controlled Chm can be made to the Chinese Medicines Section of the Department of Health (Opens a new window) at 16/F, Two Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.

Chinese Herbal Medicines and Proprietary Chinese Medicines