Important Reminder

Important Reminder: Prohibited/Restricted Products

We would like to remind you that under the terms of your Global Sources Exhibitions contract, you are solely responsible for checking and verifying that each and every product that you exhibit in your exhibiting space complies with the laws of Hong Kong SAR.

Certain products may be prohibited, restricted or regulated under the laws of Hong Kong SAR.

For example, under the Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance (Chapter 238), dealing in or possessing arms or ammunition (including explosives, stun guns, pepper sprays and other weapons), without an appropriate license, is a criminal offense, which could render an offender liable upon conviction to a fine and/or imprisonment. Possession of knives in a public place can also be an offense in certain circumstances. In order to import any weapons (or components) into Hong Kong, it is necessary to apply for a license in advance. In addition, under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (Cap. 138), possessing, offering to sell or distribute electronic cigarettes without proper registration with the Department of Health, is also a criminal offense, which could render an offender liable upon conviction to a fine and/or imprisonment.

We strongly advise you not to bring any such products or other prohibited articles into Hong Kong SAR. Any failure to abide by the laws of Hong Kong SAR could result in possible arrest and criminal conviction.

If you have any queries in this regard, please seek independent legal advice from a lawyer in Hong Kong SAR.