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  1. Imperial Tobacco deal sets stage for big three in China

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... cigarettes, so that any tobacco retailer will be able to sell them. In January 2005, China will abolish quotas on imported cigarettes. Hongta president Liu Wandong said that these changes meant ... IT is the world's fourth-biggest producer, after Altria, the former Philip Morris, British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco. West is already a popular brand in China, imported legally or smuggled. ...

  2. Beijing hits back at trade partners on protectionism

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang China yesterday hit back at claims it was engaged in trade protectionism, accusing the United States and other major trading partners of erecting their own unfair import ... poultry imports after failed talks between the two countries in the past two months. In what it called 'protectionist and discriminatory actions' against the Chinese products, Beijing ...

  3. Taiwan eyes mainland smokers

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... of opening its doors to foreign imports,' the London-based Milenkovic said. The only reason for China to relax import quotas, she said, was 'if there is scope to further its own ... normally levies import tariffs so high that foreign brands can hardly compete with the local goods. It may also ask producers of offshore brands sign licensing agreements that ensure local tobacco ...

  4. Honda plans tooling plant in China

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... expansion plans in the pipeline to shorten the long waiting list for its cars on the mainland, and to avoid import quotas and tariffs amounting to 38.2 per cent this year. After starting 1998 ... to complete the plant by October next year, although its location had yet to be finalised. Honda equipment is now made at its facilities in Japan and Thailand, and is subject to import tariffs of 17 ...

  5. Toyota targets China with new luxury models

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... in the mainland to fall by 15 per cent next year as more products are launched and as import quotas will be removed in January. Mid-range cars are projected to see a 9 to 10 per cent decline in prices ...

  6. Hot cash flowing in- but is it legal?

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Peggy Sito

    ... to mainland laws, the conversion of yuan to foreign currency for import payments is permitted, subject to certain conditions. Some mainlanders can also get mortgages from Hong Kong banks by providing ... did not want to be named. 'But if you are a very important person who is preparing to spend plenty of money with us, we will help you deal with the money matters.' Victor Lui Ting, ...

  7. Tragedy fuels supply, contamination fears

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... A supply crunch and knee-jerk price inflation for Japanese imports such as fruit, rice, dairy products, beef, pork and snacks are looming as key production bases in northeastern and coastal regions ... to stock up on Japan-imported baby formula. Customers were admitted only in groups and were limited to one carton per person. The General Chamber of Pharmacy chairman, Lau Oi-kwok, said inquiries ...

  8. Bulk orders from mainland put Dutch supplies at risk

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... sources of milk powder. Since last year, Nutrilon has been imported in bulk and repackaged for the local market, resulting in Dutch shops and supermarkets running low on milk powder. A Nutricia ... mainland parents are and would rather use the imported version. Using imported milk powder brings different risks, however. For example, on the imported products the instructions on how much ...

  9. Supplies running dry

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... been looking overseas for safe milk powder. Since last year, large amounts of Nutrilon have been imported, resulting in Dutch shops running low on the milk powder. A Nutricia spokesman said the company had boosted production of Nutrilon and was also 'in the process of limiting all exports of Nutrilon to China'. Mainland parents would rather use such imported milk powder. ...


    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... urge you to take a look at its sleek lines, hidden suicide doors and the award winning Renisis rotary engine. All Hong Kong's quota of 20 units have been sold but all's not lost, says ... is $399,000, and we are now accepting the order for the year of 2004.' If you can't wait, why not call importers Richburg Motors, which paraded 20 X-Men 2 special-edition models in June? Ford ...




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