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Ref.: TRA CR 1015/41  

2 January 2024

Strategic Trade Controls Circular No. 1/2024

Air Transhipment Cargo Exemption Scheme
for Specified Strategic Commodities (SCTREX):

List of Valid Registrants (as at 1 January 2024)

Introduction
 
           The Trade and Industry Department implements the Air Transhipment Cargo Exemption Scheme for Specified Strategic Commodities (SCTREX) (referred below as “the Scheme”) to facilitate the air transhipment of specified strategic commodities through Hong Kong.  Registrants under the Scheme are, subject to certain conditions, exempted from licensing requirements under the Import and Export Ordinance (Cap. 60) and the Import and Export (Strategic Commodities) Regulations (Cap. 60G) (referred below as “the Regulations”) in respect of air transhipment cargo of specified strategic commodities.

Scope of Exemption
 
2.        The Scheme applies to airlines, ground handling agents and freight forwarders successfully registered and granted with a Certificate of Exemption by the Director-General of Trade and Industry.
 
3.        The Scheme covers specified strategic commodities listed in Schedule 1 to the Regulations, except products listed in Schedule 2, which are air transhipment cargo handled by registrants under the Scheme and remain within the confines of the cargo transhipment area of the Hong Kong International Airport pending onward flights.  The licensing requirements for the import and export of strategic commodities specified in Schedule 1 that are not on the air-to-air transhipment mode and those in Schedules 2, 3 and 4 of the Regulations are not affected by the Scheme.  Transhipment of strategic commodities not granted exemption under the Scheme must be covered by valid import and export licence.

Valid Registrants

4.        As at 1 January 2024, the following 20 companies are registered under the Scheme:

  COMPANY NAME SCTREX No.
1. CARGOLUX AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL S. A. 000001
2. HONG KONG AIR CARGO TERMINALS LIMITED 000003
3. CHINA AIRLINES LIMITED 000006
4. UPS PARCEL DELIVERY SERVICE LIMITED 000007
5. ASIA AIRFREIGHT TERMINAL COMPANY LIMITED 000009
6. JARDINE AIRPORT SERVICES LIMITED (Re-named to MENZIES CNAC AVIATION SERVICES LIMITED, with effect from 30 April 2024)  000010
7. LINEHAUL EXPRESS (HK) LTD 000012
8. FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION 000015
9. KOREAN AIR LINES CO., LTD 000016
10. JAPAN AIRLINES CO., LTD 000020
11. GATEWAY GLOBAL LOGISTICS (HK) LIMITED 000021
12. DHL AVIATION (HONG KONG) LIMITED 000022
13. FEDERAL EXPRESS (HONG KONG) LIMITED 000023
14. EXPEDITORS HONG KONG LIMITED 000025
15. KINTETSU WORLD EXPRESS (HK) LIMITED 000026
16. CATHAY PACIFIC SERVICES LIMITED 000027
17. HONG KONG AIR CARGO INDUSTRY SERVICES LIMITED 000028
18. LOGISTEED HONG KONG, LTD  000029
19. COMBINED LOGISTICS (HONG KONG) LIMITED 000030
20. GEODIS HONG KONG LIMITED 000031
 

 Enquiry

5 .        If you have any enquiry concerning the Scheme, please contact the following officers or send email to us at stc@tid.gov.hk .

Name of Officer Telephone No.
Ms S N CHOI 2398 5696
Mr Vincent TSANG 2398 5581



Strategic Trade Controls Branch
Trade and Industry Department




 
Last Revision Date : 12 June 2024