Hong Kong FAIRS Annual Country Report
The following changes have been made to the 2022 FAIRS report: 1) Section II – Labeling. Effective December 1, 2023, food containing hydrogenated oils must be labeled. 2) Section III – Packaging. Glass and plastic bottles will be subject to additional levies. 3) Section VI – Other Requirements, Regulations, and Registration Measures. Hong Kong is introducing plant registration requirements for meat and products and is engaging trading partners individually to start this process. As of this report, the Hong Kong government has not yet approached the Agricultural Trade Office for discussion. In addition, Hong Kong is preparing to amend the existing regulation to provide explicit legislative basis to prohibit the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) in foods.