Trade Descriptions Ordinance Amendment

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 February, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 February, 2009, 12:00am

A seller must give buyers accurate information on such matters as the scope of after-sales service and warranty periods.

A seller must give prices, in units of quantity, in a readily comprehensible manner.

Basic accessories, such as chargers and batteries, must be included in sales of multimedia players, digital camcorders, digital cameras and mobile phones. If not, buyers must be told of their absence in advance.

The term fei cui can only be used for jadeite jade if the item is a granular to fibrous polycrystalline aggregate composed solely or principally of jadeite, omphacite and kosmochlor, or a combination of any of the three substances.

An item can be called a 'diamond' only if it is a natural mineral consisting essentially of carbon crystallised in the isometric crystal system and has physical properties as specified in the relevant regulation.

The standard of fineness for chuk kam gold is raised from 990 to 999 parts by weight of gold in 100 parts by weight of alloy.