Customs and Excise Department (Hong Kong)

Customs And Excise Department (Hong Kong)

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Customs and Excise Department (Hong Kong)

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The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED, ) is a government agency responsible for the protection of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region against smuggling; the protection and collection of Government revenue on dutiable goods; the detection and deterrence of drug trafficking and abuse of controlled drug; the protection of intellectual property rights; the protection of consumer interests; and the protection and facilitation of legitimate trade and upholding Hong Kong’s trading integrity .

History

Originally, Hong Kong Customs was Import and Export Management Predecessor, was founded in 1909, initially it was responsible for the main revenue protection work. In 1949, Import and Export Management and Supplies Department, The Department of Trade and Industry Department merged into the Department of Trade and Industry. Trade and Industry Department in 1962 set up Revenue Service. In 1977, it was renamed The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department. On 1 August 1982, The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department became independent from Trade and Industry Department.

Departmental Structure

The department is headed by the Commissioner of Customs and Excise. As at 1 April 2004, the department has an establishment of 4 931 posts, of which nine are directorate officers, 3 804 are members of the Customs and Excise Service, 504 are Trade Controls Officers and 614 are staff of the General and Common Grades.

There are five branches:

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