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Reminder for Products Originated from Hong Kong Exporting To the US


On 11 August 2020, the Notice on Country of Origin Marking of Products of Hong Kong (the “Notice”) was issued by the US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” of Department of Homeland Security. In accordance with the Notice and the guidance issued by CBP on 21 August 2020, Alibaba.com would like to notify all members that from 9 November 2020, goods produced in Hong Kong, when entering or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption into the United States, must be marked in English in a conspicuous place to indicate that their origin is “China” instead of “Hong Kong” , so as to avoid the need of relabeling such products upon arrival in the US, delaying the delivery time and increasing the cost. When listing the products, if the products are shown as "Made in Hong Kong" or indicate that the country of origin is “China,” members should update such product images and text description as "Made in China" and/or that the country of origin is China, in accordance with the Notice.


Note: For relevant contents and the enforcement date of the Notice, please refer to the official notice from the US CBP. The information provided herein does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available by Alibaba.com are for general informational purposes only.  



8 September 2020