Development FocusMainland Policies and Measures

Hong Kong is a free port. Cross-boundary flow of people and cargo is facilitated by our excellent immigration clearance system and efficient customs clearance regime. The Government has implemented self-service clearance for travelers and various measures facilitating cargo customs clearance at boundary control points to enhance their capacity and the level of convenience.

The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED), Guangdong Sub-Administration of the General Administration of Customs of People's Republic of China (GACC) and Macao Customs Service signed a memorandum on the co-operative and mutual-assistance arrangements between GACC, C&ED and Macao Customs at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Ports (the Memorandum) on 13 November, 2018, laying down a foundation for the three-side co-operation in customs affairs on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB).

The Memorandum covers the following major points, including the establishment of a liaison mechanism for the three customs administrations; extension of the Single E-lock Scheme, which is a speedy clearance programme currently in force at the boundary control points between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, to the Hong Kong and Zhuhai Ports of the HZMB; implementation of mutual-reference and recognition of inspection findings among the three customs administrations; and customs exchange and co-operation in investigation and law enforcement in different areas. The Memorandum also strengthens the tripartite partnership in customs affairs and will extend the scope of co-operation. It will also increase customs clearance efficiency for passenger and cargo movements and make anti-smuggling efforts effective.

Facilitating personnel exchange


Enhancing flow of goods

Customs and Excise Department Immigration Department Trade and Industry Department