17 Sept 2007
Hong Kong's Trade Policy
Hong Kong follows a free trade policy and hence maintains basically no barriers on trade. There is no customs tariff on goods imported into or exported from Hong Kong. Import and export licensing are kept to a minimum. Most products do not need licences to enter or leave Hong Kong and where licences or notifications are required, they are only intended to fulfill obligations under various international undertakings, or to apply for public health, safety or security reasons.
The HK SAR Government Trade and Industry Department is the body responsible for conducting of Hong Kong's external commercial relations, certification of origin, and import/export licensing for textiles, strategic commodities and reserved commodities.
Hong Kong is member of the following trade bodies: