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  1. Seized tusks were legal hippo trade

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Tusks seized by Macau authorities in bags bearing Hong Kong government seals were legally traded hippo tusks, not elephant ivory, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation ... million that was seized by Macau customs officers from a grounded speedboat on Sunday. The department said hippo tusks, unlike elephant ivory, can be traded subject to permits and licence ...

  2. Mammoth ivory back from the dead

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... the result of a ban on the trading of elephant ivory imposed in 1989. The ban was imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in wild fauna and flora (Cites) owing to high ... as a major hub for the trade. In 2000, about five tonnes of mammoth ivory, worth about HK$2.3 million, was imported from Russia. By 2007, this had risen to 46.2 tonnes with an estimated value ...

  3. 186 pieces of ivory tusk seized

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Customs seized 186 pieces of ivory tusk, worth HK$2 million, during an examination at Kwai Chung Container Terminal. The consignment was declared as 285 pieces of white wood and shipped in from Nigeria via Malaysia to Hong Kong on December 18. Customs is investigating. Anyone found guilty of trading endangered species faces a HK$5 million fine and two years' jail. ...

  4. Fishy cargo turns out to be smuggled ivory

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... centre for ivory smuggling, but customs officers had stepped up inspections of imported cargos, especially those from Africa, to crack down on the illegal trade. He said ivory was usually ... elephants could be almost extinct by: 2020 Annual toll Number of elephants killed each year because of the ivory trade: 60,000 ...

  5. Li tinkles ivories at birthday bash

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Dickson Group of Companies 30th anniversary party Where: Harvey Nichols, Central When: October 23 What: Hong Kong-based purveyor of luxury fashion and accessories brands, Dickson Group, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Renowned pianist ...

  6. Africa brings interesting questions

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Yeung

    ... of law, free trade and an education system introduced during British rule. Isn't it intriguing to wonder where Hong Kong would be today if it had not been a British colony? A city like ... with African clients on day. Now I am curious to see whether, in the World Cup knockout stage, Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana and/or Ivory Coast will face-off with France. ...

  7. Kidnap gangs 'target HK businessmen'

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A Hong Kong businessman whose nephew was kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakistan has warned entrepreneurs to be on their guard when visiting the country. Fazal Karim and his family endured three months of torment after the 10-year-old boy was hel ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Smugglers fleeing in boats drop HK$10m in ivory The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it would carry out an investigation after Macau customs officers confiscated more than a tonne of ivory and ivory products, some of which were in packages that bore the department's logo. Macau customs offers chased two speedboats yesterday morning in waters off ...

  9. Imports weigh on trade surplus

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang China's trade surplus swelled by a less-than-expected 30.4 per cent year on year in August, but economists say pressure for yuan appreciation will continue to dog ... election, expect every nuanced movement [in the US-China trade relationship] to be used by Beijing and Washington to further their stance on yuan,' HSBC chief economist Qu Hongbin said. Next ...

  10. EU report raps China over drop in fairness, openness

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... with their local rivals, he said. 'But we haven't seen this movement becoming concrete,' he said. 'Our members are in China for the Chinese market.' The EU report urged that trade ... market access to these industries 10 years after the nation gained World Trade Organisation status. A case in point is that no foreign enterprises have been granted a wholesale licence ...




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