The smuggling of Australian lobsters into the mainland is now regarded as a security issue, according to Hong Kong’s new customs chief Louise Ho. Photo: Winson Wong
The smuggling of Australian lobsters into the mainland is now regarded as a security issue, according to Hong Kong’s new customs chief Louise Ho. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong’s ‘national security priority’: stop cross-border smuggling of lobsters, other products into mainland China

  • Decision comes after new customs chief Louise Ho says combating lobster smuggling into the mainland is ‘vital task in safeguarding national security’
  • Such illegal activities affect revenue of import tariffs imposed by mainland authorities and may also pose health risks, government source says

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The smuggling of Australian lobsters into the mainland is now regarded as a security issue, according to Hong Kong’s new customs chief Louise Ho. Photo: Winson Wong
The smuggling of Australian lobsters into the mainland is now regarded as a security issue, according to Hong Kong’s new customs chief Louise Ho. Photo: Winson Wong

Corrected [4:31pm, 25 Oct, 2021]

  • [4:31pm, 25 Oct, 2021]

    The headline on this story was amended to reflect the Customs and Excise Department's focus on national security.

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