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Rice is the only reserved commodity under the Reserved Commodities (Control of Imports, Exports and Reserve Stocks) Regulation, Chapter 296A, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , Export licences for rice are issued by the Trade and Industry Department (Opens a new window) to cover re-export of rice.

No licence is required for the export of rice in the personal baggage of a person for personal consumption or as gifts, in an amount not exceeding 15 kg. Transhipment cargo may also be exempted from licensing requirements under certain conditions. (See "Transhipment Cargo Exemption Scheme")

Poster on Licensing Requirements for Import and Export of Rice (Opens a new window)

Please view the introductory guidelines on the Rice Control Scheme (Opens a new window) of the Trade and Industry Department for details.