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  1. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    64 held in crackdown on milk-formula smuggling ahead of Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:57am by Johnny Tam

    ... were from the mainland. Customs officers also seized infant formula with a total market value of HK$150,000. In the most serious case, one suspect was found with nearly 20kg of milk powder- ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Customs step up enforcement of two-tin limit ahead of Lunar New Year holiday 64 held in milk-formula smuggling crackdown The city stepped up operations ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Can restricting exports on milk formula prove best for Hong Kong's babies?

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Curbing formula milk exports clashes with the ubiquitous free market ethos, but has the move resolved problems of supply? Spilt milk: HK parents raise a cry ... emptied all our shelves and left us with nothing. Their visits have disrupted our daily life. The local government has a responsibility to guarantee local parents can buy the formula they want ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Formula milk producers' association defends adverts

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by LETTER

    ... Marketing of formula milkabides by HK regulations I am writing on behalf of the Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association in response to letters by Caroline Carson ("Code ... misconceptions. We would like to stress that the association has always supported the idea that breast milk is the best food for infants and that quality formula is the only safe alternative to breast ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    45 arrested for breaking milk formula quota

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... people have been arrested so far as they attempted to cross into the mainland with more than the permitted amount of infant milk formula that can be taken out of Hong Kong. They included 26 Hong ... that parallel-goods trading syndicates may change their tactics of getting infant milk formula out of Hong Kong. "On top of random checks on passengers at border checkpoints, customs officers will also ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Chinese editorials flay study that showed domestic baby formula safe

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai Newspapers give the lie to industry-commissioned research, calling it nothing more than propaganda Few trust study that showed domestic infant formula is safe Many mainlanders ... this will happen only with better infant formula, and not mere words. It will be proved by consumers making free choices. The companies will have to be patient as they strive to regain parents' ...

  6. 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

    ... Mainland operators are using travellers to beat two-tin restriction on infant milk formula Parallel trading at the border is still active despite the Hong Kong government's ... offered Friso stage two infant formula to a Post reporter for 240 yuan (HK$300), compared with the standard market price of HK$246. Tins of Friso stage three formula were sold for 230 yuan, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Papers flay regulator for not publicising baby formula tampering

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... formula with out-of-date product came as a bombshell for mainland parents, already frustrated and angry after numerous food safety scandals. Xile Lier, which distributes Hero Nutradefense infant ... the adulterated milk in their infant products. Six children died and more than 300,000 were made ill. Official assurances that 99 per cent of baby formula is up to standard have failed to deter mainland ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CUSTOMS

    Exco to debate two-tin milk law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... by the Food and Health Bureau this month - would mean people aged 16 and over cannot leave the city with more than a total weight of 1.8kg, or two tins of infant formula, in their usual packaging, ... effect. Leung Kim-shing, spokesman of the North District Parallel Imports Concern Group, said the progress was too slow. "At present, there are still shortages of baby formula in districts ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Calm descends on Sheung Shui - for now

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

    ... 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 ... mother Wendy Liu said she had resorted to buying an Australian brand online.   Steps officials will take to control parallel trading of infant formula 1 Amend Import and Export Ordinance ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Woman jailed for smuggling baby formula

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 03:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... imprisonment,” a government spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The woman pleaded guilty to “illegally exporting powdered formula for infants and children... from Hong Kong,” a government statement said late ... Agence France-Presse A Hong Kong court has jailed a woman for smuggling baby formula, the first time anybody has been sent to prison under the city’s ban on unlicensed milk powder export, ...




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