Export to Hong Kong

Question

We are looking to export from the UK to Hong Kong, but the country of origin of the goods will either be China or Indonesia. Could you please advise what customs and VAT charges we would be liable for if we ship under DDP terms?

thank you

Answer

Hello, I actually spoke to your company recently (Michelle Noschese) about exporting to China/HK.
If you are to be definatley manufacturing in China or Indonesia and are to be selling to Hong Kong or another Asian region I really do think you need to look at the corporate structure of how to best do the cross border trading at the same time of maximising your profit and mimimise duties and tax while operating in the region itself. If this is of interest to find out more do drop me an email.
regards,
Brian Mclean
brian-mclean@meridian-mkt.com

Answer

Dear Lynne,

If I am understanding the above correctly, in basic terms you import your products from China / Indonesia in to the UK, and distribute from your warehouse in the UK be it locally or Worldwide. I assume your goods are entered at time of arrival in teh UK into a customs bonded warehouse and goods are either transhipped under customs paperwork for export, or cleared in to free circulation and delivered once free to do so. I need some more details before I can check with my Chinese agent, are the goods going to Hong Kong for private individuals or being imported by companies ? Could you advise full product description and tariff codes, please feel free to email me directly at dplayfoot@rochardshipping.co.uk and I will check what the duty rates / VAT Charges are in Hong Kong for goods of far east origin and hopefully be able to give you an idea of costs for offering delivered duty paid.
Trust in order
Best regards
Darren

Answer

Dear Lynne,

HKSAR is a free port and does not levy any Customs tariff on imports and exports. Excise duties are levied only on four types of dutiable commodities. Please refer to the following link: http://www.customs.gov.hk/en/passenger_clearance/duty_free/

I have sent you a seperate email. We can refer you to our office in China for further details., e.g. customs and regulations.

Regards,
Timmy

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