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  1. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    Government mulls the meaning of 'milk powder' in the two-tin ban

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, Danny Mok and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Government wants to clarify its definition in the two-tin ban, but that may bring new problems The definition of milk powder can be amended to fine-tune a ban against the unlicensed export ... The current definition under the ban covers "all substances in powder form that are or appear to be for consumption by a person aged under 36 months, and are or appear to be milk or milk ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong is troublesome, says milk powder offender

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by PATSY

    ... an extra can of milk powder over the border. Lin Youzhu, 46, a manager who earns 140,000 yuan (HK$172,600) a year, claimed he bought the infant formula for his month-old baby. He said his final ... Lin said. "The mainland has been giving Hong Kong all the resources, but Hong Kong does not even allow us to buy an additional can of milk powder." The mainland has been giving Hong ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SAFETY

    Is rice the new 'milk powder' for Hong Kong/China cross-border tensions?

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... export limit on milk powder. Fears about rice becoming the next scarce resource began spreading on the mainland after cadmium was found in half of the rice products in Guangzhou last week.  ... cross-border relations, prompting Hong Kong to introduce a two-tin limit on milk powder exports in March. The ban was aimed at combating parallel trading and safeguarding supplies of formula for local ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    More than HK$1 million worth of milk powder seized in customs raid

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by THOMAS CHAN AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... Customs arrest two syndicate masterminds and five traders in raid on warehouse storing 4,500 tins of milk powder in Sheung Shui Customs officials have seized more than HK$1 million worth of baby milk powder in a crackdown on a warehouse used to store the product for parallel-goods trading purposes. The Customs and Excise Department seized the 4,500 tins of infant formula ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    Apology to 12 cross-border travellers over mistaken milk powder arrests

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Johnny Tam, Simpson Cheung

    ... by a person aged under 36 months" and "is or appears to be milk or a milk-like substance". Asked if the government would disclose a list of restricted milk powders, Ko initially said ... were wrong just because of some complaints. It will be tough for us to enforce the law now."   Apology over mistaken milk powder arrests ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Milk powder limits to start on March 1

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND AMP NIP

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Milk powder limits start next month The new measures to restrict the amount of milk powder a traveller can bring across the border will take effect next month, ... the amendment to the import and export law was gazetted. Under the new law, the person with the milk powder must be at least 16 years old and must not have left the city in the last 24 hours. Offenders ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bow to populism on milk powder

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani says on the milk powder issue, our government is rightly putting people's lives ahead of abstract principles Why do mainland mothers so desperately want to buy baby milk powder in Hong Kong, even at vastly inflated prices? We all know why. They don't trust what's sold on the mainland. So what does the state-owned Global Times do? It savages ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Milk-powder row symptom of a wider rift with mainland

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, He Huifeng

    ... is frustrated by the city's new limit on exports of baby milk powder, introduced to crack down on parallel-goods traders and protect local consumers. The latest restriction reflects the tip ... said on Tuesday. Last week in Beijing, Leung denied that the two-can limit on milk-powder exports was a populist gesture to assuage public anger in the city. "Some families could not buy ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    No easy formula to resolve row over milk powder

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Simon T.M. Ng

    ... the problem to parallel trading, which has diverted large quantities of milk powder from the local supply, causing the local demand to be unmet. The government finally took steps to tackle the problem ... because the milk powder issue has become a point of intersection for a number of contradictions between Hong Kong and the mainland - an area where it is not easy to find a legal formula ...




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