Documents required for import of goods to Hong Kong

Import documents required in Hong Kong

 

Information provided here describes about documents required by each import in Hong Kong which need to be submitted with customs officials for the clearance process.

 

 

The documents required for import to Hong Kong  to take delivery of import cargo is based on the product importing, multilateral, bilateral or unilateral trade agreements, and other trade policies of Hong Kong  government.  The import documents required in Hong Kong  also depends up on the nature of goods importing (General goods, Personal effects, Dangerous goods, Livestock etc.) ,regular trade policy of Hong Kong  Government,  specific goods importing to Hong Kong  (Arms and ammunition, health products, food products, chemicals etc.)

 

However, the following documents required to import goods to Hong Kong :

 

Import Customs clearance documents required in Hong Kong

 

Customs Entry document: (specified by Hong Kong  customs) prepared by importer’s customs broker or Importer

Customs bond if applicable for specific goods importing to Hong Kong  or to claim import benefits from Hong Kong  government

Legal Undertaking (LUT) if applicable to claim import benefits from Hong Kong  government or to import specific products

Customs declarations wherever applicable:  Hong Kong  import customs clearance declarations as per specified format of Hong Kong  government.

Import Licence if applicable to be obtained from government agency of Hong Kong .

GST certificate / VAT certificate/ Tax Identification Number (One time registration)

Purchase order or Letter of Credit between Hong Kong  importer and overseas supplier of goods.

Commercial Invoice cum packing list issued by seller of goods

Certificate of Origin issued by competent authority of origin country of goods.

Insurance Certificate issued by the government authorized insurance service provider

Certificates of Inspection if applicable:  Some of the importers demands exporter (seller) through LC or Purchase order to inspect export goods to Hong Kong  by an internationally recognized inspection agency like SGS, BVQI, or other Quality inspecting agency. etc.

ATA CARNET/Temporary shipment certificate if applicable

Certificate of Analysis if applicable.  The buyer may insist the seller to enclose certificate of analysis about the goods.  The same certificate helps Hong Kong  customs authorities to confirm the product imported to Hong Kong .

Certificate of Free Sale if applicable.  If goods are not commercially involved, a certificate of sale is attached by exporter along with goods dispatched.

Weight Certificate if applicable.   Weight certificate issued by exporter is required at various circumstances like satiability of flight, satiability of vessel, International road safety rules, import or export duty calculation, claiming export/import benefits from government etc.

Consular Invoiceif applicable:  Some of the importing countries insists embassy attested documents which is mandatory at importing country to customs clear goods.

 

Documents required for customs in Hong Kong  for specific products

Electronic Export Information if applicable

Certificate of Health or Sanitation if applicable

Generic Certificate of Origin if applicable

Dangerous Goods Certificate if applicable

Fisheries Certificate if applicable

Fumigation Certificate if applicable

Halal Certificate if applicable

Health Certificate if applicable

Ingredients Certificate if applicable

Inspection Certificate if applicable

Pre-Shipment Inspection certificate if applicable

Phytosanitary Certificate/quarantine certificate if applicable

Radiation Certificate if applicable

Dock Receipt and Warehouse Receipt if applicable

ISPM 15 (Wood Packaging) Marking certificate if applicable

Product manual or Product catalogue if applicable

Certified Engineer's Report if applicable

Chartered engineer’s certificate if applicable

Product specification certificate

Other specified documents if applicable

 

 

Bank Import documents in Hong Kong

Purchase order or Letter of Credit

Commercial Invoice cum packing list

Pro forma Invoice

Bill of Exchange

Certificate of Origin

Insurance Certificate

Certificates of Inspection if applicable

Electronic Export Information if applicable

Certificate of Health or Sanitation if applicable

Other specified documents if applicable

 

This post explains about various documents at different levels that required by every importer need to be submitted with the Hong Kong  Customs Authority in order to obtain clearance of the consignment and subsequently move it out of the port of Hong Kong  Customs.

 

 


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