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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Two strikes and you're out for Shenzhen smugglers

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 03:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... be a heavy blow to cross-border traders between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Guangdong authorites are planning to deny travel permits to Shenzhen residents found to have been involved in smuggling.  ... are smugglers, the Guangdong paper said, citing local customs figures. Earlier this year, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok told the Post that 60 per cent of all parallel-goods traders ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Ten arrested for breaching new milk formula restrictions

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 06:54pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... customs commissioner Yu Koon-hing said. The new restriction came into force on Friday to curb cross-border trading of the baby food. Before creation of the new restriction, many Hong Kong mothers had complained of having difficulty buying milk formula for their babies. They blamed cross-border traders who regularly buy up large amounts of the formula in Hong Kong and transport ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Two-can limit on milk powder to stop cross-border traders

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Cross-border market in baby formula leads to series of tough measures, with fines of up to HK$2 million and seven-year jail sentences Two-can limit to stop trade ... - struggling to find milk formula for their children - said traders may still stockpile powder and make multiple trips across the border to sell it in Shenzhen at higher prices. Announcing the plan ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border travellers hit by new restrictions

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 03:57pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Some cross-border travellers were turned away at the gates of MTR stations on Monday morning, when their luggage exceeded the new weight restriction. Station employees turned ... because her canvas bag was 5kg over the new limit, said she had not known about the rule change and it was an inconvenience. She told local TV that she was not a parallel trader, but a Hongkonger ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border traders rush to stockpile milk formula ahead of curbs

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 03:35pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Cross-border traders were rushing to store up on milk formula on Friday morning, in the final hours before the government’s expected launch of new measures to curb the trade. ... purchases by mainland tourists and parallel traders. Milk powder from Hong Kong is popular on the mainland, where people have become sceptical about local products following a spate of tainted-milk ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    Security chief faces heat over cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 11:11am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The security minister was grilled by lawmakers on Monday who criticised the government for not doing enough to curb cross-border parallel traders. Lai Tung-kwok, secretary for security, repeatedly dodged critical remarks in a security panel meeting in the Legislative Council as lawmakers expressed worries that the illegal trades have intensified ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Leung defends tough measures to stop cross-border traders

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 04:51pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... On Friday, the government announced the new plans aimed at curbing mainland traders in infant milk powder, which has led to shortages in the city. Among them is the two can or 1.8kg limit, imposed ... Kongers’ needs were met first”. Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung said police would work closely with other government departments to control parallel traders. Tsang told local radio ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SAFETY

    Is rice the new 'milk powder' for Hong Kong/China cross-border tensions?

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... cross-border relations, prompting Hong Kong to introduce a two-tin limit on milk powder exports in March. The ban was aimed at combating parallel trading and safeguarding supplies of formula for local ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Buy too much rice in Hong Kong and 'you could end up in jail', Chinese media warn tourists in wake of Guangzhou cadmium scandal Mainland traders ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Limit set on cross-border trading of baby milk formula

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 07:49pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... to the mainland. From Monday, the maximum weight allowed will be 23kg, down from the current 32kg, Cheung said. Hours before the new measures were announced, cross-border traders were rushing to stockpile ... Lai Ying-kit The Hong Kong government cracked down on the cross-border trade in baby milk formula on Friday, limiting visitors to taking two tins of milk powder when they leave the city, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Cross-border limit on baby milk may breach trade rules

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by ERIC NG AND AMY NIP

    ... Legal expert warns that planned two-can limit on cross-border business could breach the World Trade Organisation's rules A cap on the amount of milk formula travellers can take out ... at preventing parallel traders from buying formula in the city and reselling it in Shenzhen at higher prices, creating a shortage. They can escape mainland tax by claiming the formula is for their own ...




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