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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Consumer watchdog names and shames milk-powder trader over dodgy online practices

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:40am by Ada Lee

    ... to be careful when shopping online and to look for shops that guaranteed refunds or had exchange policies. She also reminded customers that cross-border online buying could be complicated because ... became increasingly difficult to get in touch with the trader by phone, e-mail or letter, while a substantial number of complaint cases remain unresolved," she said, noting that 69 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Government set to crackdown on infant formula trading

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Thomas Chan, Tony Cheung

    ... Emily Tsang, Thomas Chan and Tony Cheung Milk powder will be a 'reserved commodity' to stop cross-border traders buying up supplies Infant formula traders set to face crackdown The government is likely to announce measures to crack down on the cross-border trading of infant formula today, the South China Morning Post has learnt. Making infant milk formula a "reserved ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Move to protect Hong Kong milk formula stocks by making it 'reserved commodity'

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... exports and ensure local needs are met. Ip, who proposed the measure on Monday, said the change would require only an "easy" addition to the law and could immediately curb cross-border ... Kong-mainland effort." Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said the government should distinguish between real tourists and parallel traders. He suggested limiting multi-entry permits ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Restaurant's HK$1 chicken gimmick won't fly under new trade rules

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Patsy Moy

    ... and ginger paste that come with it. Traders are warned that misleading omissions in sales material could leave them liable for failing to properly inform customers before they buy something. ... by retailers during the public consultation. An example in the consultation guidelines states that traders who label their crabs "Yangcheng Lake hairy crab" when the crabs are in fact bred ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    New consumer sale guidelines likely to confuse enforcers

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... guidelines for the amended Trade Descriptions Ordinance- which has had its scope expanded to cover services- with the aim of combating unscrupulous sales practices. The draft guidelines asked traders ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Retailers could be blacklisted over milk formula shortages

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... practices... such as co-operating with parallel traders. This could lead to a shortage and affect consumers' confidence over the supply," he said. Ko was speaking after he and other government officials met representatives of formula manufacturers on the day the South China Morning Post disclosed that mainland traders had stockpiled hundreds of cans of formula in a Sheung Shui ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Vigilantes tackle wrong target in crusade against formula hoarders

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Milk activists take on the wrong target Anti-mainland activists hit the wrong target during an exercise in Mong Kok yesterday to tackle parallel goods traders ... resulting in ugly scenes and scuffles with parallel traders. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday the overall supply of baby formula in the city was enough for now but he ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Government goes for faster formula to tighten control of milk powder

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

    ... it would regulate them all. He said he believed the limit of two cans per person would increase the costs of parallel traders and drag down total demand for milk formula. Such a move would also ...



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