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Non-prescribed goods

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General conditions

1. General conditions for edible non-prescribed goods

1.1. Prohibited

The Department is unaware of any prohibited edible non-prescribed goods* that are for export to Hong Kong.

1.2. Conditions

Unless specified within the commodity list below, the Department is unaware of any certification requirements for edible non-prescribed goods* for export to Hong Kong.

Non-prescribed food products must comply with Hong Kong’s labelling requirements — refer to the Legislative Council Brief — Food and drugs (composition and labelling (PDF 200 KB) .

*Importing country requirements for some non-prescribed goods that contain meat, fish, dairy or egg products and animal by-products are covered on the relevant meat, dairy, fish or egg pages in Micor. You should check for importing country requirements there.

2. General conditions for inedible non-prescribed goods

2.1. Prohibited

The Department is unaware of any specific requirement for inedible non-prescribed goods* that are for export to Hong Kong.

2.2. Conditions

The Department is unaware of any specific requirement for inedible non-prescribed goods* that are for export to Hong Kong.

*Importing country requirements for some non-prescribed goods that contain meat, fish, dairy or egg products and animal by-products are covered on the relevant meat, dairy, fish or egg pages in Micor. You should check for importing country requirements there.

Specific goods

Edible apiculture products

1. Preconditions for market access

1.1 Import permit

Exporters are not required to obtain an import permit.

1.2 Listing and audit
Listing and audit procedureRequired?
AuditNot required
Listing — Department's Establishment Register (ER)Not required
1.3 Prohibited products

The Department is not aware of any prohibited edible apiculture products for export to Hong Kong.

2. Documentation requirements

2.1 Government certification

The Department is unaware of any certification requirements for edible apiculture products for export to Hong Kong.

An unendorsed EX188B certificate (NEXDOC only) can be issued for edible apiculture products. However, exporters are encouraged to confirm the importing conditions through their importer, or if needed the government authority of Hong Kong.

The following document provides instructions on how to complete certificate template number EX188B (within the Next Export Documentation system (NEXDOC) Portal):

2.2 Supporting documents and exporter declarations

The Department is not aware of any requirement for supporting documents and exporter declarations for Hong Kong.

3. Other requirements

Australian edible apiculture products and other non-prescribed food products must comply with Hong Kong's labelling requirements — refer to the Legislative Council Brief — Food and drugs (composition and labelling) (PDF 200 KB).

4. Exemptions granted by the importing country

The Department is not aware of any exemptions being granted by Hong Kong. Exporters are encouraged to confirm if any exemptions apply by contacting their importer, or if needed the government authority of Hong Kong.

Margarine, containing edible tallow

1. Preconditions for market access

1.1 Import permit

Exporters are not required to obtain an import permit.

2. Documentation requirements

2.1 Government certification

An unendorsed EX188B certificate (manual only) can be issued for margarine, containing edible tallow. However, exporters are encouraged to confirm the importing conditions through their importer, or if needed the government authority of Hong Kong.

3. Other requirements

Australian non-prescribed food products such as margarine containing edible tallow must comply with Hong Kong's labelling requirements — refer to the Legislative Council Brief — Food and drugs (composition and labelling) (PDF 200 KB).

4. Exemptions granted by the importing country

Latest updates

28/10/2022 - Added "Margarine, containing edible tallow" to "Specific goods" section.
02/08/2022 - Honey NEXDOC update including guidance material.
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Last updated: 28/10/2022 9:37 AMCreated: 17/08/2020 9:32 AM