Classification for import and export declaration amended

9 Feb 2007

A spokesman for the Customs and Excise Department today (February 9) reminded importers and exporters that import and export declarations for shipments on or after February 9, 2007 must be completed in accordance with an amended classification made to the current edition of the Hong Kong Imports and Exports Classification List (Harmonized System).

The amendment was published in the Gazette today and takes immediate effect.

It affects two commodity items related to gold bars. With the adoption of more appropriate sub-classifications and commodities descriptions, the amendment brings the classification in line with the Government's initiative in giving effect to the exemption of declaration charges for the imports, exports and re-exports of gold bars.

The amended classification list is available free

For enquiries, please contact the Trade Classification Section of the Census and Statistics Department (the Import/Export Declaration Enquiry Hotline: 2877 1818; Fax: 2824 2782; E-mail:

Ends/Friday, February 9, 2007

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