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Non-prescribed Goods

Hong Kong

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1. Edible non-prescribed goods

1.1. Prohibited

The Department is not aware of any prohibited edible non prescribed products, including edible apiculture products for this market. 

1.2. Conditions

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

The Department is unaware of any certification requirements for edible non-prescribed goods for this market, however margarine, containing edible tallow has been exported with an unendorsed EX188B in the past.

2. Inedible non-prescribed goods

2.1. Prohibited

The Department is not aware of any prohibited inedible non-prescribed goods, including inedible apiculture products for this market.

2.2. Conditions

The Department does not have information on importing country requirements on this topic.​

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 this market.

2. Documentation requirements

2.1 Government certification

The Department is unaware of any certification requirements for edible non-prescribed goods, including edible apiculture products, for this market. However margarine, containing edible tallow, has been exported with an unendorsed EX188B in the past.

An unendorsed EX188B certificate 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.

2.2 Supporting documents and exporter declarations

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

3. Other requirements

Australian edible apiculture products and other non-prescribed food products must comply with Hong Kong's labelling requirements — see 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.

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Last updated: 29/03/2021 2:40 PMCreated: 17/08/2020 9:32 AM