We have consulted Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department, and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).
Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department replied, only the import and export of a prohibited article in Hong Kong have to be covered by licences, permits or certificates issued in advance by the relevant Government departments and subject to the conditions imposed. In general, acrylic blocks are not prohibited articles.
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) replied, plant import is regulated under the Plant (Importation and Pest Control) Ordinance, Cap. 207 of the Laws of Hong Kong. Under the ordinance, importation of living plant from United Kingdom into Hong Kong requires a Plant Import Licence (PIL) issued by this Department and a valid Phytosanitary Certificate issued by the plant protection authority of exporting country i.e. United Kingdom. Please also note that soil (including earth, sand, clay and peat) is prohibited for importation into Hong Kong unless you obtain prior approval from this Department.
You may also like to refer to AFCD’s website for further information regarding importation of plants to Hong Kong:
For better understanding of your imported grass in acrylic blocks, it would be grateful if you could provide the following information so as to facilitate the local authority’s consideration of your case:
1. Botanical name and common name of your imported grass
2. Any process or treatment on the imported grass
3. Type of growing medium i.e. soil, peatmoss etc.
4. Photograph of the final product
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