Trade compliance

Import & Export Trade Declarations (TDEC)

In accordance with the Import and Export (Registration) Regulations, Chapter 60 and the Industrial Training (Clothing Industry) Ordinance, Chapter 318, Laws of Hong Kong, every person who imports or exports any article other than an exempted article is required to lodge with the Commissioner of Customs and Excise an accurate and complete import / export declaration within 14 days after the importation / exportation of the article and pay the required declaration charges. Any late lodgment of declaration will result in a penalty being imposed on the importer / exporter.

Tradelink's service allows you to submit the Import / Export Trade Declarations electronically.

Six types of trade declaration supported
  1. Import Declaration Form 1 (for non-food items)
  2. Import Declaration Form 1A (for food items)
  3. Import Declaration Form 1B (for articles exempted from declaration charge)
  4. Export / Re-export Declaration Form 2 (for Hong Kong made non-clothing and non-footwear items)
  5. Export Declaration Form 2A (for Hong Kong made clothing and footwear items)
  6. Export Declaration Form 2B (for articles exempted from declaration charge)

Document submission choices

Digital submission
  • Secure online platform
  • ValuNet Deluxe software
  • Direct integration with customer's backend system
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  • Walk-in service at Tradelink Service Centres
  • Pick-up service
  • Postal service
  • Data entry service

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