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Explosives that fall under the Munitions List of Schedule I to the Import and Export (Strategic Commodities) Regulations (Chapter60 sub. Leg. G), Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) are subject to import licensing control by the Trade and Industry Department (Opens a new window) with the prior endorsement of the Mines Division of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (Opens a new window) for explosives in general or Create Hong Kong (Opens a new window) for pyrotechnic special effects materials.

In addition to the import licence, import of explosives is subject to control under the Dangerous Goods Ordinance, Chapter 295, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) and the Entertainment Special Effects Ordinance, Chapter 560, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) . For pyrotechnic special effects materials as defined under the Entertainment Special Effects Ordinance, please go to Create Hong Kong (Opens a new window) . For explosives other than the above, please go to the Civil Engineering and Development Department (Opens a new window) . For conveyance of explosives by sea, the master, agent or owner of the vessel is required to submit a dangerous goods manifest to the Director of Marine. The format of the Dangerous goods manifest can be obtained from the Marine Department (Opens a new window) .

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