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Hong Kong Customs conducts operation against supply of wedding dinner set by hotel with false trade description

7 August 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 6) conducted an operation against a hotel supplying a wedding banquet with a false trade description in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO).

Customs earlier received information alleging that a hotel in Mong Kok claimed to offer a customer, who ordered a wedding banquet from them, a free upgrade from sliced abalone to whole abalone.

After an initial investigation, the hotel only offered sliced abalone at the wedding banquet.

An investigation is ongoing.

Customs reminds traders to comply with the requirements of the TDO and consumers to purchase products at reputable shops.

Under the TDO, any person who supplies goods with a false trade description, or any trader who applies a false trade description to a service supplied to a consumer, commits an offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for five years.

Members of the public may report any suspected violation of the TDO to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (


Ends/Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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