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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs new formula for milk formula

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial New formula for milk formula Last week, the city's health chief was forced to apologise to 12 mainlanders who had been wrongly prosecuted under a new law restricting the parallel trade in infant milk formula. What they carried out of the city was actually rice-based baby cereal, which officials confirm is not their target. The prosecution blunder has further ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong, city of trade, must not crack down on infant formula traders

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW WORK

    ... And some people buy the goods to resell them - at a profit. In the case of infant formula, people have forgotten every part of this virtuous chain. They waylay honourable traders making an honest ... of Customs and Excise Service Officers, said extra manpower, space and facilities such as X-ray machines would be needed to enforce proposed restrictions on buying infant formula. What next? Full ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Government set to crackdown on infant formula trading

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Thomas Chan, Tony Cheung

    ... Emily Tsang, Thomas Chan and Tony Cheung Milk powder will be a 'reserved commodity' to stop cross-border traders buying up supplies Infant formula traders set to face crackdown The government is likely to announce measures to crack down on the cross-border trading of infant formula today, the South China Morning Post has learnt. Making infant milk formula a "reserved ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials taking the wrong approach to resolve infant formula shortage

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... resolving infant formula shortage As the saying goes, "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad". This applies to the way Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his ... of infant formula. But it won't work. Leung and his top officials, such as Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man and Secretary for Commerce ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials must secure supplies of milk formula for local mothers

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Local mothers' needs come first The government is expected to announce as early as today measures to combat shortages of imported infant milk formula caused ... ill-afford for long. The government has no alternative but to secure supplies of infant milk formula for local mothers. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    Leung Chun-ying ready to help mainland mums buy infant formula

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU AND AMY NIP

    ... says he is willing for the city to help meet the mainland's needs for infant formula by "re-exporting baby milk powder directly from Hong Kong to the mainland". Leung said he ... to the mainland are allowed to carry only up to two tins of infant milk, or 1.8kg, per person per day, to limit the unlicensed export of powdered formula for children under three years old. Demand ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Political wisdom, not infant formula, in short supply in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... parents. If we say that it is reasonable to wean a child off formula by the age of three, we are talking about a total infant population of around 150,000 at any one time. If the newly set-up ... subsidise the supply to local babies or even distribute it free of charge. For example, it could supply each local infant with five to six cans of baby formula each month for three years until ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Milk powder quota is wrong

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Restricting milk powder sales is bad for businesses Putting hard administrative restrictions on cross-border trade of milk powder is a policy which brings a very high cost to all parties. ... as much milk powder as they want and bring it to wherever they wish, the arrangement that existed before the new restriction was imposed. Second, have a special tax be charged on milk trading. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Traders' threat to baby milk stocks

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... matters into their own hands in preventing parallel traders from snapping up milk formula. When this problem arose last year, I originally held the belief that this was only a passing occurrence, ... imports milk formula itself, and then sells it to Hong Kong identity card holders only, at various locations around the city. I am concerned that the government has yet to act on an issue ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Opportunities in parallel trade

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Opportunities in parallel trade A backlash against Hong Kong's restrictions on infant milk formula is, unsurprisingly, escalating as more mainlanders have been fined ... melamine-tainted milk on the mainland, authorities and suppliers with foresight should have geared up to rising demand spurred by mistrust of mainland brands across the border. Parallel traders' ...




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