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Application for Hong Kong Certificate of Origin

The “Made in Hong Kong” label has a price tag. Hong Kong’s Certificate of Origin System provides a proof of origin for products exported by Hong Kong and was introduced to facilitate the export of Hong Kong products to overseas markets.

Enforcement department: Hong Kong Trade and Industry Department (TID)

Application procedures:

Chart: Procedures
Chart: Procedures

Application criteria:

Export products applying for a Hong Kong certificate of origin must meet the following requirements:

1) Wholly obtained or manufactured in Hong Kong;

2) Major processes such as substantial processing or manufacturing are carried out in Hong Kong, in which the cost of local parts and components and labour should account for at least 25% of the total cost;

3) For certain products under CEPA, the value-added content should reach 30%.

Industry players can apply to TID’s Origin Certification Branch for verification of their products to see if they are qualified to apply for Hong Kong’s certificate of origin.

Government approved certification organisations
The Hong Kong General Chamber of CommerceTel: (852)2398 6036
Federation of Hong Kong IndustriesTel:(852)2396 3318
The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong KongTel:(852)2542 8613
The Indian Chamber of Commerce, Hong KongTel:(852)2525 0138
The Chinese General Chamber of CommerceTel:(852)2526 0623


Application fees for various types of certificate of origin:

Certification ServiceFee (HK$ per application)
Certificate of Hong Kong Origin110
Certificate of Origin - Processing110
Certificate of Origin Form A324
Certified True Copy of Certificate of Origin300
Statutory declaration of antique1,290
Factory registration3,003 annually
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