Communications & Technology

Trade Policy

The cornerstone of Hong Kong’s free trade approach is a strong and credible multilateral trading system. Learn more about trade policy in Hong Kong, and its participation in various international organisation that related to trade.

Overview of Hong Kong's Import and Export Licensing and Control

Search for import and export licensing requirements through this online service by different criteria, such as article, import/ export control, document and Issuing Authority/ Related Organisation.

E-Services from the Trade and Industry Department

Find out the online services provided by the Trade and Industry Department in this website.

Road Cargo System (ROCARS)

Find out about the Road Cargo System (ROCARS) including the registration procedures and the requirement for the electronic advance cargo information submissions for import and export of road cargoes.

Vehicles Imported for Commercial Purpose

You can submit Import Return and application for Motor Vehicles First Registration Tax assessment electronically.

Tariff Enquiry Form

You just need to fill out a simple online form for enquiry tariff information.  You can also select email, phone, fax or mail for means of reply.

The Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation

The Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC) encourages and supports the export trade by providing Hong Kong exporters with insurance protection against non-payment risks arising from commercial and political events.

Import and Export Clearance

Check out the procedures of import and export clearance.  This webpage also includes information on prohibited goods, temporary imports, and importation of motor vehicle.

Import and Export Declaration

Check out the procedures of import and export declaration.

Strategic Commodities Control System

Government is committed to maintaining an effective and efficient import and export control system which could guard against illegal flow of strategic commodities.  Know more on the policies and measures here.

Use of Standardized Article Numbering and Barcoding

GS1 Hong Kong is the only organisation in Hong Kong authorised to issue GS1 and EPC identification numbers for different trading items, locations and parties to enhance local enterprises in global competitiveness. 

Electronic Submission and Processing of Trade Documents

You can submit and process trade documents electronically.  Brio, Ge-TS and Tradelink are the service providers for the Government Electronic Trading Services (GETS).

Hong Kong Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Programme

Find out information about the Hong Kong Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Programme including the application procedures and the benefits.  The application documents are also available for download.

Last review date: November 2015