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Plant Import Licence
In order to avoid unnecessary delay in customs clearance of plants on arrival, importers are advised to obtain a Plant Import Licence from this department prior to order for shipment of plants.
If the plant to be imported is subject to the control of the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, applicant should comply with the requirements of the Ordinance.
Application for Plant Import Licence can be made in writing or in person to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Plant & Pesticides Regulatory Division, 5/F., Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon.
Applicants are required to complete an application form obtainable from the above office to provide full details of the followings :-
If application is found to be in order a Plant Import Licence will normally be issued after 2 working days from receipt of the application.
No fee shall be charged for an application and for the issue of a Plant Import Licence.
Upon receipt of a Plant Import Licence applicants should pay particular attention to the conditions specified in the licence and ensure that such conditions are fully complied with when the plants are imported into Hong Kong.
No Plant Import Licence or Phytosanitary Certificate will be required for import of the following items:-
Soil (including earth, sand, clay and peat) is prohibited for import except from any place in China outside Hong Kong..
The application form can be downloaded. Facsimile copy is also obtainable from the interactive telephone No. 2708 8885.
Further details can be obtained from the Plant & Pesticides Regulatory Division at the above address or by telephone 2150 7000, Fax. 2314 2622.
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Last Review Date : 29 August 2013