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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    70 parallel traders arrested in latest cross-border crackdown

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Clifford Lo

    ... Stuart Lau and Clifford Lo 70 parallel traders arrested in latest crackdown More than 70 mainlanders have been arrested this week in the latest government crackdown on cross-border ... to two-month jail terms, Choi said. Meanwhile, customs officers arrested a Hong Kong driver, 50, in a cross-border bus at the Western Corridor checkpoint on Thursday. They seized 35 iPhone 5s and 40 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Row over cross-border parallel traders in Hong Kong sparks online debate

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Cross-border traders row sparks online debate Protests by residents in North District to drive mainland parallel traders away have triggered heated debate on the internet. Cultural critic and academic Chin Wan urged support for a Sheung Shui group that last week staged several protests at the area's MTR station against the cross-border carriers. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Hong Kong government cracks down on cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Those who break HK immigration laws risk losing their entry permits, enforcement will be stepped up and Beijing is asked to take action Crackdown on cross-border parallel traders Parallel traders from the mainland risk having their entry permits cancelled if they breach Hong Kong's laws, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday. Lam ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. EXIM: Cross-border services becoming key to Vision 2020

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:24pm by Reports by Elaine Deng, Krystin Chu, Stacey Johnson, Khay Inn Poh and Jessica Ryan

    ... institution facilitating Malaysians in their cross border ventures. "We are relevant to the economic agenda of the nation," Adissadikin says. "We are very strategic ... allow Malaysian traders to protect their overseas investments from various financial and market risks. Close to 30 per cent of EXIM's loans and guarantees in 2012 went to overseas ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Beijing to see findings from cross-border tourism study

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 02:28pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... and the daily lives of Hongkongers. Parallel traders carry goods across the border to profit on their resale by avoiding hefty mainland taxes. “Just for the purpose of boosting tourist numbers, issues ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung to meet Xi Jinping in Beijing and explain cross-border policies

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOLIE HO

    ... his cross-border policy to officials and gain their support. Leung arrived in Beijing yesterday, just as the new central government line-up was announced. He will spend the next few days ... added. "I really don't want to see this incident influence the relationship between people in Hong Kong and on the mainland." Leung to explainhis cross-border policies to Xi ...




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