Legislation and codes of practice in different jurisdictions on control of slimming advertisements: Hong Kong: The Code of Practice on Television Advertising Standards issued by the Broadcasting Authority covers slimming ads on television, but not publications. The Trade Descriptions Ordinance applies only to the misleading advertisement of products, not services. The Undesirable Medical Advertisements Ordinance only regulates on products claimed to have medical effects. Slimming treatments fall between the laws and are therefore not under control. China: The People's Republic of China Advertising Law states advertisements may not contain false information and may not deceive or mislead consumers. Data, statistical information, survey findings, digests and quotations used in an advertisement shall be truthful and accurate and their sources shall be specified. Australia: The Trade Practices Act states companies have to publish corrective advertising or disclose information to the public if there are misleading representations. Penalties for false claims include a maximum fine of A$200,000 (or HK$880,000) for the company. United Kingdom: The British Codes of Advertising state advertisements should not contain general claims that extreme amounts of weight can be lost within a stated period or that weight can be lost from specific parts of the body. Claims that individuals have lost exact amounts of weight should be compatible with good medical and nutritional practice, should give details of the time period involved and should not be based on unrepresentative experiences. Singapore: The Singapore Code of Advertising Practice states all advertising offered for publication on either a weight-loss or a figure-control platform has to be checked by publishers before it can be accepted for publication.