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  1. 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 ... and drawbacks of the individual visit scheme. Since the mainland parallel traders mainly come from Guangdong, the government should offer a single-entry permit per day for Shenzhen people." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142724/calls-review-mainland-solo-visit-scheme
  2. 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

    ... Emily Tsang, Stuart Lau and Lo Wei Traders are attempting to beat the two-tin limit on exporting infant formula by selling small plastic bags filled with individual servings Baby formula sold in sachets Parallel-goods traders are already finding ways to dodge the two-tin limit on baby formula – weeks before the government is set to approve the new rule. On Monday, the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143421/traders-trying-beat-two-tin-baby-formula-rule-selling-sachets
  3. 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

    ... Dozens of traders, speaking Putonghua and non-Hong-Kong variations of Cantonese, have surfaced in recent weeks around the Tai Wo and Tai Po Market MTR stations. They were easy to spot at Tai Wo ... unfamiliar with Tai Wo, some asked photo-taking journalists for directions to the train station. Councillors said the traders posed a danger to children and the elderly because of the aggressive way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1119300/parallel-traders-moving-tai-po-sheung-shui-councillors-say
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1204278/parallel-trading-baby-milk-formula-still-rampant-despite-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Customs officers' union makes demands ahead of new measures

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

    ... inspections, joint operations and intelligence exchanges with their Shenzhen counterparts on suspected parallel traders. Lee said it was hard to estimate how many extra personnel would be required ... department their full support and would provide assistance whenever required. Officers could spot parallel traders by their facial expressions and the shape of their bags, but it was inevitable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1141380/customs-officers-union-makes-demands-ahead-new-measures
  6. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Calm descends on Sheung Shui - for now

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

    ... measures from the government to curb parallel trading. In mid-afternoon - during the usual peak hours of parallel trading activities - only a handful of suspected traders were seen, after police ... at 4.30pm to stem the outflow of infant milk formula. The Immigration Department also said it would pass a list of suspected traders to Shenzhen authorities, who may blacklist or bar them from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1141382/calm-descends-sheung-shui-now
  7. 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

    ... Ada Lee in Shenzhen and Jolie Ho Tempers rise at milk formula protest Police intervened yesterday at Sheung Shui MTR station amid fears of a confrontation between parallel-goods traders carrying infant milk formula to the mainland and protesters waving the colonial Hong Kong flag. As an elderly man angrily denied accusations he was a parallel-goods trader, his shouts drew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142207/police-intervene-tempers-rise-over-milk-formula-trade
  8. 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

    ... trade. The two-tin cap, imposed this month, aims to prevent a shortage of infant formula in Hong Kong, widely blamed on large-scale re-exports to the mainland by parallel-goods traders. Minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1186608/minister-rejects-calls-end-new-two-tin-milk-powder-rule
  9. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Formula curbs not aimed at mainland tourists, says food chief

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

    ... and the mainland are able to understand the [legislation] was a last resort and not a deliberate targeting of mainland tourists or parallel traders,” Ko said. Ko reiterated that the shortage was driven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1182767/formula-curbs-not-aimed-mainland-tourists-food-secretary-told-beijing

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