Upcoming Consultation Exercises

 

A draft bill to implement the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in Hong Kong 
Tentative Consultation Period: January – February 2018
Bureau / Department: Food and Health Bureau / Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department
Brief Description : To implement the requirements of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), including a Catch Documentation Scheme for toothfish and other relevant conservation measures through a new piece of legislation.
Major Affected Business Group(s) * : Food importers and traders, environmental groups

 Ref No.: 10154

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

 

 

Amendment to Harmful Substances in Food Regulation (Cap. 132AF)
Tentative Consultation Period: 2nd half of 2017 (Tentative)
Bureau / Department: Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Brief Description : To better protect health, enhance regulatory control and keep the local regulation abreast of the international standards, it is necessary to review and strengthen the regulatory control of harmful substances, including mycotoxins in food. It is therefore proposed to amend the current Harmful Substances in Food Regulation, Cap 132AF. A public consultation exercise on this issue will be conducted.
Major Affected Business Group(s) * : Food importer, manufacturers, retailers and food service providers.

Ref No.: 10140

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

  

 

Introduction of a Mandatory Pre-market Safety Assessment Scheme for Genetically Modified (GM) Food
Tentative Consultation Period: To be confirmed (Pending FHB consideration and advice on draft consultation document)
Bureau / Department: Food and Health Bureau / Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Brief Description : The Administration considers regulating GM food by introducing a mandatory pre-market safety assessment scheme (PMSAS) in Hong Kong. Under the proposed scheme, a GM food developer who intends to place a GM food on the local market would be required to submit an application for approval. Food importers are required to ensure that their products contain only approved GM food.
Major Affected Business Group(s) * : Biotechnology companies that develop GM food, food importers
The B/Ds concerned would like to seek specific views from SMEs on the proposed regulatory requirement/administrative measures and procedures: Food importers are prohibited to import and sell GM food or its products that are not approved.

Ref No.: 10142

* The list of "Major Affected Business Group(s)" may not be exhaustive. Please contact us if you consider that other business group(s) will also be affected.

 

Last revision date: October 2017