A recent Executive Order provides for a change in differential treatment of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. This order rescinds Hong Kong’s status as a separate customs territory which means goods from Hong Kong will now be considered as being from China when imported into the U.S. for duty purposes. 

The Bureau of Industry and Security modified the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to suspend any License Exceptions for exports, reexports to Hong Kong and transfers (in-country) within Hong Kong for any commodities that provide differential treatment than those available to the People’s Republic of China. For additional information, please read the statement issued by the BIS.

If you need more assistance understanding how this impacts your shipments to and from the region, you can contact your account representative or call 1-800-827-7987 or email customerservice@preferredship.com.