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  1. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Minister rejects calls to end new two-tin milk powder rule

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... The health minister yesterday rejected lawmakers' calls for a sunset clause to end the two-tin daily limit on infant formula that people can take out of Hong Kong. But Dr Ko Wing-man promised legislators that the government would review the measure a ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Milk powder row triggers calls for review of visit scheme

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by LAUREN HO, Johnny Tam

    ... for a review of the controversial individual visit scheme for mainlanders amid the row over cross-border trading of baby milk powder. The scheme, introduced in 2003, allows mainlanders to travel to Hong Kong on their own rather than in a tour group. Tourism Board chairman and Liberal Party lawmaker James Tien Pei-chun said he welcomed measures to clamp down on trading of the milk powder ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Police intervene as tempers rise over milk formula trade

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND JOLIE HO

    ... Hong Kong to two cans, or 1.8kg, of milk powder. The measure is expected to take effect as soon as this month. A 24-hour government hotline set up for parents to place orders for seven major ... Friday's announcement. "Hong Kong mothers now know they can call the government hotline to reserve powder milk, while some mainlanders thought the measure took effect from today," Mok ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Parallel trading of baby milk formula still rampant despite Hong Kong restrictions

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... restrictions on exporting baby milk formula, with traders mobilising a large number of travellers to beat the two-tin limit. A check of the mainland side of the Lo Wu border checkpoint at the weekend found several dozen traders with trolleys full of milk powder. They were collecting different brands and handing out cash to travellers. One trader hinted that they were selling their products ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Formula curbs not aimed at mainland tourists, says food chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 02:24pm by Ernest Kao

    ... priority is to ensure local parents can buy milk formula for their babies…it is a staple food just like white rice and we must take measures to ensure its supply.” Asked if the rule was too ... Ernest Kao The new measures limiting milk formula exports were implemented as a “last resort” to maintain domestic supply of what was fast becoming a scarce commodity, and were not aimed ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Traders try to beat rule on baby formula with sachets

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Stuart Lau, LO WEI

    ... China Morning Post found traders outside Sheung Shui station – a large-scale distribution centre for the parallel-goods business – apparently loading bags with milk powder packed in small ... of Customs and Excise Service Officers, insisted such tricks did not mean the rules would fail. "Officers are fully capable of detecting milk powder even if it is disguised. But the main ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Calm descends on Sheung Shui - for now

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... communication with retailers to ensure stable supply. In Shenzhen, groceries selling mainly baby products said they were nearly running out of milk formula. They expected the prices to soar because of Hong Kong's new measures. The goods sold at those stores were mainly bought from parallel traders. A tin of Mead Johnson milk powder is now sold at 290 yuan (HK$358) in Shenzhen. Mainland ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Customs officers' union makes demands ahead of new measures

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... in visitor numbers in the past decade, he said. Lee also said more space was needed at checkpoints to conduct inspections and to store the milk powder that was seized. The union would meet Lai ... traders, aged between 22 and 59, were arrested by the Immigration Department in Sheung Shui. The goods seized from them included diapers and baby milk formula. More than 600 parallel traders have ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Parallel traders moving to Tai Po from Sheung Shui, councillors say

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... not to be named, told the South China Morning Post that the shortage of milk powder was caused by individual mainland mothers' shopping rather than by parallel traders. In Tai Wo, no MTR staff were ... has spread from border towns to Tai Po, where district councillors are complaining about shortages of baby formula for sale and the authorities' failure to crack down on the phenomenon. ...



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