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Duty-free tobacco allowance cut

Last updated: July 27, 2010

Source: Hong Kong Government News

The tobacco allowance for incoming passengers will be tightened to 19 cigarettes, or 25 grams of cigar or 25 grams of other manufactured tobacco, from August 1.(2010)

The Customs & Excise Department said today passengers exceeding these quantities must make a declaration to customs officers or face two-years’ jail and a $1 million fine.

The move will be promoted via television and radio announcements, and leaflets, posters and banners at control points and cross-boundary transportation facilities.

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