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Revised strategic commodities control list planned to take effect on July 3
     The Import and Export (Strategic Commodities) Regulations (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2017 - (Commencement) Notice (Commencement Notice) was published in the Gazette today (May 26).

     A spokesperson for the Trade and Industry Department (TID) said, "The Import and Export (Strategic Commodities) Regulations (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2017 (the Order) was tabled in the Legislative Council in March 2017 and the negative vetting has been completed. The purpose of the Order is to reflect the changes to the control lists of strategic commodities adopted by international non-proliferation regimes which have come into effect after the last amendment of Schedule 1 in 2015.

     "To bring the Order into operation, the Director of Trade and Industry made the Commencement Notice to appoint July 3, 2017, as its commencement date." 

     Pursuant to the Import and Export Ordinance (Cap. 60), the import and export of strategic commodities is subject to licensing control by the Director-General of Trade and Industry. 

     Enquiries can be made to the Strategic Trade Controls Branch of the TID by telephone at 2398 5587 or by email at stc@tid.gov.hk. The TID will also inform the trade of the details of the amendments via a trade circular and through its web portal.

     The Commencement Notice will be tabled in the Legislative Council for negative vetting on May 31.
Ends/Friday, May 26, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:30
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