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Under the Food Safety Ordinance, food importers/ food distributors who have already been registered or have obtained a licence under other ordinances will be exempted from the registration requirement as a trade facilitation measure. Therefore, if you are one the following persons, you are not necessary to apply for registration under the Ordinance even you import/ distribute food. We will separately write to you for supplementary information.

  1. The holder of a permission under section 30 of the Food Business Regulation (Cap. 132X)
  2. The licensee of a licence under Part IV of the Food Business Regulation (Cap. 132X)
  3. The licensee of a licence under Part III of the Frozen Confections Regulation (Cap. 132AC)
  4. The licensee of a licence under Part II of the Hawker Regulation (Cap. 132AI)
  5. The licensee of a licence under Part III of the Milk Regulation (Cap. 132AQ)
  6. The licensee of a licence under the Offensive Trades Regulation (Cap. 132AX)
  7. The licensee of a licence under Part II of the Slaughterhouses Regulation (Cap. 132BU)
  8. The registered stockholder of a reserved commodity under regulation 13 of the Reserved Commodities (Control of Imports, Exports and Reserve Stocks) Regulations (Cap. 296A)
  9. The licensee of a licence under section 8 or the permittee of a permit under section 14 of the Marine Fish Culture Ordinance (Cap. 353)
  10. The certificated owner of a vessel licensed under the Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels)(Certification and Licensing) Regulation (Cap. 548D) in respect of a Class III vessel.

In case of enquiry, please call 2156 3017 or 2156 3034 during office hours.