Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong

Blaine Smith   March 30, 2017   Comments Off on Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong


The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has recently announced new requirements for shipments of certain controlled items to or through Hong Kong. Effective April 19, 2017, exporters and re-exporters of items controlled under the multilateral regimes must obtain a copy of a Hong Kong import license or a written statement from the Hong Kong government that such a license is not required. For affected items being shipped through Hong Kong, there are similar requirements to obtain Hong Kong export license documentary evidence as well.
The documentation required under this rule must be obtained prior to shipment from the U.S. BIS is taking this action to ensure that U.S. origin items subject to the multilateral control regimes will be properly authorized to their final destination.
Join us for this webinar to learn the details of this new rule, including licensing documentary requirements. The webinar will also provide guidance on obtaining required licensing documentation, insight on strategies to minimize delays, and tips for working with partners and government entities in Hong Kong to ensure compliance.
Our special guest speaker will be Gwendolyn Jaramillo, partner with Foley Hoag LLP.
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017