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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 re-entry into Hong Kong. In the past few months, an open area outside the station in the border town had been a chaotic mess of traders unpacking boxes of milk formula and stuffing the tins ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... He is not a milk manufacturer, nor is he a nanny. Why would people ask him for milk? An internet user on Hongkongers seeking help from U.S. President Barack Obama in securing baby formula   It is unavoidable that we strengthen Japan's security arrangements to protect our national interest Japanese premier Shinzo Abe   Human rights don't assert themselves. Freedom doesn't ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border traders rush to stockpile milk formula ahead of curbs

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 03:35pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... hours. The government is expected to announce a basket of restrictions, preserving supplies for Hong Kong babies, as early as Friday afternoon. Measures may include labelling infant milk formula ... Lai Ying-kit Cross-border traders were rushing to store up on milk formula on Friday morning, in the final hours before the government’s expected launch of new measures to curb the trade. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Move to protect Hong Kong milk formula stocks by making it 'reserved commodity'

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Government examines proposal to make infant milk a 'reserved commodity' to combat inflated prices and shortages caused by parallel trading BID TO PROTECT MILK FORMULA STOCKS The city is considering making infant milk formula a "reserved commodity" after executive councillor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee floated the idea to restrict ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Baby formula plea to US is infantile

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... President Barack Obama to get infant formula supplies, in a petition signed by more than 8,650 people so far. Probably few are real mothers, who would be too busy taking care of their children to file silly and time-wasting appeals. "Local parents in Hong Kong can hardly buy baby formula milk powder in drugstores and supermarkets, as smugglers from mainland China storm to this tiny ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hongkongers appeal to US over baby formula shortage

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, JOANNA CHIU AND AMY NIP

    ... Emily Tsang, Joanna Chiu and Amy Nip Appeal to Obama over baby formula Hongkongers are appealing for help from US President Barack Obama as infant formula supplies continue to run low ... hardly buy baby formula milk powder in drugstores and supermarkets, as smugglers from mainland China storm to this tiny city to buy milk powder and resell it for huge profits in China," ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Milk curb review in one year, says Lam

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... the impact of the rule on the supply of infant formula in the city. "We will definitely do follow-up work and supervision [over the policy]," she said, adding that the SAR government would ... of infant formula out of Hong Kong. They said the legislation is discriminatory and too harsh. Others accused Beijing of failing to ensure the safety and quality of food sold on the mainland, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MILK FORMULA

    Guidelines but no change to two-tin law

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND JOANNA CHIU

    ... Emily Tsang and Joanna Chiu Guidelines but no change to two-tin law Improved guidelines will be issued to help customs officers enforce the two-tin infant milk formula limit at the border, ... that looks like milk formula. That is creating a lot of confusion," she said. The Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association, formed by six major formula brands, said ...

  10. Business - Commodities - NEW ZEALAND

    China food fears raise potential for NZ

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 07:52pm by Ray Chan

    ... this month, the Netherlands joined Hong Kong, Australia and Germany in seeking to limit infant formula purchases after some Dutch supermarkets found Chinese customers buying large quantities ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com China's long-running food-safety scares and milk powder contamination problems have increased demand for reliable overseas supplies, creating sound ...




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