How do I make a Strategic Commodities licence application?
Applications can be made in either (i) paper mode; or (ii) electronic mode.
- Paper mode - Applicants should complete an import or export strategic commodities licence application form and submit it together with the required supporting documents (e.g. technical information, specifications, catalogues or brochures of the goods) to the Customer Service Counter of Strategic Trade Controls Branch in Room 516B, 5/F, Trade and Industry Department Tower, 700 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Upon submission, applicants will be given a receipt number for each licence application.
- Electronic mode - By logging into their "E-Accounts" in this website, applicants can make use of the functions provided therein to prepare and file applications to Trade and Industry Department via the internet. For each E-Application successfully made in the E-Accounts, the computer system will generate an acknowledgement and receipt immediately (for details of the special registration and use of E-Applications, please refer to Strategic Trade Controls Circular No.3/04). Requirements for making "E-Applications" are basically no different from paper applications. Applicants still need to furnish supporting documentation (e.g. catalogues/brochures giving full technical information or specifications of the products). Provision of such supporting documents are much more flexible, e.g. forwarded in electronic form together with the E-Applications, by fax or in person. Applicants should state clearly in their E-Applications how each document would be forwarded to Trade and Industry Department.
How do I collect the results of licence application?
Applicants should present the receipt at the Customer Service Counter of Strategic Trade Controls Branch at Room 516B, 5/F of Trade and Industry Department to collect the results of licence applications.