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Wine re-exported from Hong Kong to enjoy instant customs clearance in all customs districts of the Mainland
     The Government announced today (November 9) that wine re-exported from Hong Kong will enjoy instant customs clearance in all customs districts of the Mainland with immediate effect.

     Under the relevant facilitation measures, pre-registered Hong Kong wine traders may submit advance wine consignment information online and enjoy instant customs clearance upon their consignments' arrival at Mainland ports. The measures are exclusive for wine entering the Mainland through Hong Kong. They were hitherto applicable only to five customs districts in the Mainland (namely Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou and Shenzhen) and are extended to all 42 customs districts in the Mainland from today onward.

     "The Mainland has all along been the largest market for wine re-exported from Hong Kong. With the extension of the customs facilitation measures, the wine community will benefit from more speedy customs clearance and greater certainty in the Mainland when re-exporting through Hong Kong. The extension will support international wine traders in tapping the Mainland market by making use of Hong Kong's top-notch business and logistics infrastructure, and further strengthen Hong Kong's unique position as Asia's wine hub," a spokesman for the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said. 

     Details of the facilitation measure are available on the websites of the Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) (www.customs.gov.hk/en/trade_facilitation/wine/index.html) and the Trade and Industry Department (TID) (www.tid.gov.hk/english/import_export/nontextiles/wine/index.html).  

     Enquiries can be made to the two departments. Their contact details are as follows:

C&ED (on operation details): email: customsenquiry@customs.gov.hk or Tel: 3759 2505; and
TID (on trader registration): email: enquiry@tid.gov.hk or Tel: 3403 6426.
Ends/Thursday, November 9, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:40
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