Hong Kong Prohibited and Restricted Items

FedEx Cross Border is unable to ship prohibited and non-approved restricted items on behalf of its customers.

FedEx Cross Border has prepared a global list of prohibited and restricted items that apply regardless of a shipment's destination. In addition to these global prohibitions and restrictions, individual countries or territories may impose further prohibitions or restrictions on the importation of certain items.

You can refer to the FedEx Cross Border global lists and the Hong Kong territory-specific list to help determine whether or not your product is prohibited or restricted for shipment.

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Territory Specific List for Hong Kong

Hong Kong Import Prohibitions

  • Actinolite
  • Amosite
  • Anthophyllite
  • Asbestos
  • Controlled Chemicals entering in and passing through Hong Kong — these chemicals are the precursor to dangerous drugs and psychotropic substances such as acetic anhydride, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
  • Crocidolite
  • Dangerous Drugs entering in and passing through Hong Kong such as opium, morphine, heroin, cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, stimulants, hypnotics, tranquilizers, sedatives, khat, kat, qat, ghat, chat, catha, tschat, miraa, abyssinian tea, bushman's tea and catha edulis.
  • Dangerous Goods under Class 1 & 7 as defined by IATA
  • Electronic Cigarettes are prohibited unless prior approval has been granted by FedEx Hong Kong Operations, Sales and Trade Services
  • Food containing non-permitted coloring matter, artificial sweeteners, aflatoxins, preservatives, anti-oxidants, or certain metals
  • Halons and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) (i.e., ozone-depleting substances)
  • Ivory and ivory products
  • Personal Drugs
  • Pesticides
  • Radioactives
  • Sand (more than 100 kgs)
  • Smokeless tobacco and snuff
  • Transshipment of Strategic Commodities such as carbon fibre prepreg, cryptographic/encryption equipment, field programmable logic device, firewall, firebox, liquid crystal polymer, IC (Integrated Circuits under ECCN3A001), network or Virtual Private Network (VPN) equipment, night vision goggles, radar system, router, security system, server, telecommunication system, thermal imaging/infrared camera, voice over internet protocol (VOIP), and media access control equipment
  • Tremolite

Hong Kong Import Restrictions

  • Dutiable commodities (tobacco, liquor with alcoholic strength of more than 30%, hydrocarbon oils and methyl alcohol)
  • Strategic Commodities (certain electronic equipment, scientific instruments, integrated circuits, computer equipment with encryption function, metalloid and petroleum products, arms and ammunitions, chemical and biological agents)
  • Reserved commodities (rice, frozen meat and frozen poultry)
  • Agricultural pesticides
  • Optical disc mastering & replication equipment
  • Left-hand drive vehicles, outboard engines exceeding 150 hp/111.9 kilowatts
  • Radioactive substances and irradiating apparatus
  • Pharmaceutical products and medicines
  • Rough Diamonds
  • Manufactured products made from endangered species
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Controlled Chemicals
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Radio Transmitting Apparatus
  • Dangerous drugs, pharmaceutical products and medicines
  • Controlled chemicals including substances which are precursors or chemicals for manufacture of dangerous drugs or psychotropic substances
  • Endangered species (Plants and Animals) or products derived from them
  • Live animals and animal products such as dog skin, canine plasma
  • Plants and plant pests
  • Pesticides
  • Radioactive substances and irradiating apparatus
  • Strategic commodities such as certain kinds of computer and telecommunication equipment, articles for military use, etc.
  • Explosives, fireworks, firearms and ammunition, weapons
  • Rice, meat, poultry
  • Radio transmitting devices (includes mobile phones)
  • Rough Diamond (un-worked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted)
  • Chemicals, Haz
  • Soil and sand requires an authorization issued by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) prior to shipment arrival, except that it is imported from China

Contact the FedEx Cross Border Compliance Team

Please note that these lists are provided as a reference only. For any questions about prohibited and restricted items, email the FedEx Cross Border Compliance team.

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