Import and Export (General)(Amendment) Regulation 2013

The Government gazetted the Import and Export (General)(Amendment) Regulation 2013 (Amendment Regulation) on 22 February 2013 to prohibit the export of powdered formula for infants and young children under 36 months from Hong Kong except with a licence issued by the Director-General of Trade and Industry. The Amendment Regulation has commenced since 1 March 2013.

Any person who contravenes the relevant provision shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of $500,000 and to imprisonment for two years.

Press Release

Legislative Council BriefPDF

Frequently Asked Questions

Publicity Materials

Public Consultation on the Amendments to Import and Export (General) Regulations (Cap. 60, sub. leg. A) - Legislative Proposals Summary of OpinionsPDF

List of Written Submissions Received during Consultation Period

For enquiries relating to the application for export licence, please contact the Trade and Industry Department at (852) 3403 6220. For other general enquiries, please send e-mail to

12 Apr 2019