According to new disinfection guidelines issued by the Ministry of Transport in July, cold-chain logistics operators such as highway and waterway transport enterprises, cargo terminals and freight stations are responsible for disinfection during loading, unloading and transportation to prevent relevant personnel from being infected by Covid-19.
Under new rules that took effect on 12 July, the Chinese government is to investigate and punish producers and sellers of food containing gold and silver foil and powder substances. Such substances are no longer classified as food additives and must not be used in the production of food. Enterprises must also refrain from importing food containing such substances.
With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, mainland consumers are eager to buy quality products on cross-border e-commerce platforms. Since products purchased through cross-border e-commerce are subject to simpler and easier customs clearance processes enforced by the mainland customs authority, Hong Kong food industry players can use the e-commerce retail model to test the water of the mainland market.
Hong Kong's wine industry is supported by a significant pool of experienced fine wine merchants with good wine knowledge and international wine trade experience. In addition to wine trading and distribution, local wine-related activities include auctions, retailing, warehousing, catering and transportation.
The General Administration of Customs has said it will carry out coronavirus tests on imported cold-chain food products, verify their compliance with the pollution control measures adopted by the exporting countries and regions, and make sure that they conform with China’s import requirements. Policies such as requiring rectification within a specified time limit, import suspensions and cancellation of registration will be used to deal with overseas enterprises found to have problems.
In an interview with HKTDC Research, Takeshi Iida, President and Managing Director of Mitsubishi Corporation (Hong Kong), and President of the Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (HKJCCI), explained Hong Kong’s pivotal role in the company’s regional expansion, and expressed confidence in the opportunities that the international trade and business hub offers for Japanese businesses.