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Hong Kong: New X-ray inspection scheme

24 September 2019


We would like to inform you that the Hong Kong CAD (Civil Aviation Department) announced a new scheme for X-ray inspections, in order to enhance transportation safety and security. This provision will have an impact on all exported goods to all destinations from Hong Kong SAR.

The air cargo screenings will go up to 100% by June 30, 2021. Indeed, the Hong Kong CAD presented a 4-step timeframe to implement such measure, as reported in the table below:


Phase Timeframe % of cargoes  required to be screened by RAs *
Current screening requirement under regulated Agent Regime   1%
Phase 1 Jan - Apr 2020 25%
Phase 2 May - Aug 2020 40%
Phase 3 Sep 2020 - Feb 2021 70%
Phase 4 Feb - Jun 2021 100%

* % of cargoes (by weight) required to be screened by RAs (for known cargoes consigned by existing known / account consignors)


This provision could cause extended cut-off times and additional costs. If you need any further information, don’t hesitate to contact us at: xray.hkg@dbgroup.net.


We shall keep you informed about further developments.
D.B. Group


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