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06 Dec 2011 Hong KongFood and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - NarrativeWith the commencement of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance and the Genetically Modified Organisms (Documentation for Import and Export) Regulation in March 2011, there are documentation requirements for shipments containing living modified organisms. The Food Safety Ordinance, a new food law, which introduces a food tracing mechanism by requiring traders to register and keep trade records commenced in August 2011 with a six-month grace period. New legislative initiatives for 2012 include mandatory certification requirements for egg imports and the introduction of Hong Kong’s new pesticide regulation. Updates on Hong Kong’s proposed pesticide framework are provided in Section V. Click Here
10 Dec 2010 Hong KongFood and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - CertificationThis report lists the certificates required by the Hong Kong government (HKG) for U.S. exports to Hong Kong. Certificate samples for various product categories are included in the appendix. There have not been any changes in Hong Kong’s certificate requirements since the 2009 report. Click Here
11 Oct 2012 HONG KONGHong Kong Nutrition Labeling Regulation’s Impact on Food ChoicesThe Hong Kong government (HKG) conducted two series of surveys gauging the impact of the newly implemented nutrition labeling regulation impact on food choices. The surveys indicated that prepackaged food items in the market amounted to 73,000 before the implementation of the nutrition labeling regulation. The number of food items increased slightly to 78,000 when the final part of the survey was conducted seven months after the inception of the new regulation. The HKG concluded that the implementation of the new regulation did not have any apparent impact on consumers’ food choices. However, it may arrive at a different conclusion if individual retail categories rather than the aggregate figures of all retail outlets were looked at. Click Here
03 Dec 2012 HONG KONGHong Kong Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - CertificationThis report lists the certificates required by the Hong Kong government (HKG) for U.S. exports to Hong Kong. Click Here
17 Jun 2013 HONG KONGHong Kong Macao Passed Food Safety LawThe Macao Government notified World Trade Organization members of its passing of the Food Safety Law (Law No 5/2013) in March 2013 via notification G/SPS/N/MAC/11. The Law will become effective October 20, 2013. Click Here


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