The Customs and Excise Department is responsible for enforcing the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, Chapter 362, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) and its eight pieces of subsidiary legislation which aim at protecting consumers by prohibiting false trade descriptions, false, misleading or incomplete information and misstatements in respect of goods provided in the course of trade.

The Department will carry out surprise checks to ensure that the law is complied with and will investigate any suspected violations.