Exports to Hong Kong
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Need guidance with exports to Hong Kong?
Unsworth UK has been dealing with exports to Hong Kong for over 42 years and prides itself in keeping the export process hassle-free for our clients and offering competitive and tailored export solutions.
Hong Kong is has been ranked as the world’s freest economy in the Index of Economic Freedom for 20 consecutive years. Considered as the world’s eighth largest trading economy and financial hub, Hong Kong has become a key location.
Benefits for British businesses exporting to Hong Kong include:
- strong business links
- common language and culture
- strong intellectual property rights protection
- well established rule of law
- proximity to Pearl River Delta (PRD), an important Chinese region
Strengths of the Hong Kong market include:
- base for regional operations
- leading telecommunications hub for Asia Pacific region
- main offshore centre for trading in Renminbi (RMB) Chinese currency
- well regulated banking system
- world’s busiest airport for international cargo
- the second largest private equity centre in Asia
- the second largest stock market in Asia and the sixth largest in the world
Using Unsworth UK means one point of contact for you saving you time and money.
We will arrange everything for your exports to Hong Kong, and all shipping, customs and duty requirements. Our excellent working relationships with the shipping lines ensure you are given the most competitive UK export solution. Whether you are exporting personal effects, machine parts, cars or dangerous goods, we have a shipping solution for you<.>
- One-to-one consultancy service enabling you to reach out to Unsworth’s experienced and dedicated team.
- Stay one step ahead with guidance given on hidden documentary procedures
- Nationwide receiving depots strategically located in Birmingham, Bristol, Bradford, Felixstowe, Hull, London and Manchester.
Which regulations and controls there are?
When exporting from the UK to Hong Kong, all goods must be declared to Customs on leaving the EU. In addition, specific controls may be required for certain sort of goods. For instance, military goods, dual-use and military technology need to be controlled under National and EU regulations. Other goods not listed in the statutory instruments may be controlled if their end-use involves chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or the means of delivering them.
Since 1974 Unsworth UK has developed strong teams of experts with in-depth knowledge of global procedures, legislation and customs tariffs that form the backbone of UK import and export clearance services. All UK Customs Clearance formalities can be taken care of on your behalf at any UK port where needed, including assistance with UK export licences.
- Plants and some, but not all, plant products require a phytosanitary certificate. Phytosanitary controls are required for the import of certain plants, seeds, potatoes, seed potatoes, fruit and berries, plant propagation material products and peat that could present a phytosanitary risk.
- Animals and animal products must be accompanied by a Veterinary Certificate acceptable by the authorities (also check prohibitions and restrictions).
- Exports of milk and milk products to non-EU countries must be accompanied by a Declaration Origin (Dioxin) issued by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) in the UK.
- Whisky and other alcoholic spirits may require a Certificate of Verification of age, origin and GI confirmation if Scotch Whisky.
- Health Certificates raised by an official authority in the exporter country are required for food and foodstuffs, including vegetables and fruit.
- Exporters of consumer products may be required to provide a Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) certifying that their goods may lawfully be sold in the UK.
- Regulations are in place concerning the Registry and Labelling Requirement for Medical Products, which may also require a Health Certificate. A Health Certificate is also required for sample medical supplies.
- Secondhand clothes should be accompanied by a Fumigation Certificate.
- Certain chemicals will require a Certificate of Analysis.
- Shipments of wildlife and wildlife products subject to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) require an import permit.
- Used Goods: electrical equipment, eg televisions, monitors or batteries — be aware that such consignments may be treated as hazardous waste in accordance with the Basel Convention, unless they are re-used for their originally intended purpose without repair.
- Under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) the importation of rough diamonds, a Kimberley Process Certificate is required
Check out more information about customs clearance.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about exports to Hong Kong, give us a call on +44 (0) 20 8539 8899 or email email@example.com.
Find out more about our Sea Freight services to Hong Kong:
UK Exports to Hong Kong
|UK Exports to Hong Kong by Category 2007–2012|
|Abbreviated Harmonised Code||Product Classification||Exports in £millions FOB|
|84||Machinery, mechanical appliances and parts||697||1016||1197||1141|
|8411||Turbo Jets and other gas turbines||539||757||948||903|
|8473||Parts and accessories for computers||38||29||25||16|
|8471||Computers and data machines||—||20||28||31|
|8429||Plants for construction||—||39||17||4|
|8481||Taps, cocks, valves||—||9||17||18|
|85||Electrical machinery and parts; TV and sound, radar||575||938||1008||1057|
|8542||Electronic integrated circuits and micro-assemblies||64||40||29||17|
|8536||Equipment for switching or protecting circuits||—||31||49||28|
|8523||Unrecorded media for sound||33||16||14||21|
|8517||Phones and electrical apparatus for telecoms||185||467||493||584|
|8541||Diodes, transistors, semiconductors||35||46||49||48|
|8544||Wire and cable — electric and optic fibres||27||46||68||69|
|8519||Sound turntables, sound equipment, decks, etc||—||39||67||15|
|8502||Electric generating sets||33||45||24||51|
|71||Pearls and semi precious stones, precious metals||343||575||542||947|
|7113||Articles of jewellery, precious metals||172||317||293||419|
|7110||Platinum, including palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium||71||92||46||336|
|22||Beverages, spirits, drinks||40||181||290||201|
|97||Works of art, antiques||68||172||286||240|
|9706||Antiques over 100 years old||—||71||54||87|
|8702||Buses and vehicles for carrying over 10 persons||—||48||22||1|
|39||Plastics and plastic products||111||161||143||124|
|3915||Plastic waste, parings and scrap||63||101||87||68|
|90||Optical, photographic, measuring, precision, medical||97||153||90||182|
|9031||Measuring and checking instruments||—||48||53||43|
|8903||Yachts, vessels for pleasure||—||50||72||41|
|02||Meat and edible meat offal||—||42||60||60|
|88||Aircraft and parts||35||37||46||69|
|9101||Wrist watches, pocket watches||—||33||42||48|
|62||Articles of apparel and clothing not knitted or crocheted||41||33||39||62|
|33||Perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries||—||55||38||45|
|94||Furniture (mostly seats), medical, bedding, lighting||—||31||37||49|
|9401||Seats, seat furniture, convertible into beds, and parts||18||19||27||39|
|7404||Waste and scrap of copper||34||28||24||26|
|3304||Beauty and make up||—||33||15||26|
|42||Articles of leather, saddlery, travel goods, handbags||30||12||15||13|
Source: HMRC www.uktradeinfo.com