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Customs Facilitation Measures for Wine Entering the Mainland through Hong Kong

On 9 February 2010, the Customs and Excise Department and the General Administration of Customs of the Mainland signed the "Co-operation Arrangement on Customs Facilitation Measures for Wine Entering the Mainland through Hong Kong" (“the Arrangement”). Under the Arrangement, wine consignments meeting the below requirements would receive clearance facilitation provided by the Mainland Customs:

  1. exported by Hong Kong Wine traders registered with the Trade and Industry Department (i.e. Hong Kong Registered Wine Exporters);
  2. imported into the Mainland through designated ports; and
  3. received by “Mainland Registered Wine Importers”.

On 18 September 2014, the two Customs administrations signed a supplement to the Arrangement to enhance the facilitation measures. The supplement waived the requirement for wine consignments from Hong Kong have to be received by the Mainland Registered Wine Importers, and mandated the use of a newly developed web-based system for declaration of wine consignment information to the Mainland Customs. Wine consignments arriving at designated ports in Shenzhen and Guangzhou would receive immediate Customs clearance under the arrangement.

To further enhance the facilitation measures, the applicability of the facilitation measures has been extended to all ports under Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou Customs Districts. For enquiries about facilitation measures, please contact the hotline of the Customs and Excise Department at 3759 2505.

Application for the status of “Hong Kong Registered Wine Exporter” is administered by the Trade and Industry Department. For application details, please browse the website of the Trade and Industry Department (Opens a new window) . The Customs and Excise Department will verify information provided by the applicants in order to ascertain their eligibility for the status.

Wine Exports to Mainland - Wine Facilitation Scheme