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Importation of pharmaceutical products and medicine are controlled under the Import and Export Ordinance, Chapter 60, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) and must be covered by a licence issued by the Department of Health (Opens a new window) .

Pharmaceutical products and medicines imported in the personal baggage of a person entering Hong Kong and which are accompanied by him and in a reasonable quantity for his personal use may be exempted from licensing requirement. Transhipment cargo may be exempted from licensing requirements under certain conditions. (See "Transhipment Cargo Exemption Scheme")

Importation of medicines containing ingredients of highly endangered animals is subject to licensing control under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, Chapter 586, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , regulated by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (Opens a new window) .

Pharmaceutical Products and Medicines