The General Administration of Customs in China has announced that all of its ports are open to wine imports from Hong Kong.
From 9 November, China has made all ports accessible for wine imports from Hong Kong,;this is expected to benefit more than 300 companies.
Hong Kong has acted for some time as a springboard for traders aiming for the mainland market, as the city has zero tariff on imported wine and an effective logistics and distribution system. Originally five mainland ports in China were open, in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, and Guangzhou. This will help to facilitate the establishment of a wine distribution network directly to western, southern and northern parts of China.
By the end of August this year the country had imported more than nine million litres of wine from Hong Kong through the five ports. The goal is to “further enhance Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s wine trading and distribution centre”.