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Hong Kong Goods for Export to US need to Be Labelled Made in China
Reuters via Epoch Times ^ | 08/11/2020 | Kanishka Singh

Posted on 08/11/2020 11:13:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Goods made in Hong Kong for export to the United States will need to be labelled as made in China after Sept. 25, according to a U.S. government notice posted on Tuesday.

The move follows China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong and a U.S. decision to end the former British colony’s special status under U.S. law, escalating bilateral tensions that were already rising over trade war tariffs and the handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

The latest step will see Hong Kong companies subject to the same trade war tariffs levied on mainland Chinese exporters, should they make products subject to these duties, said the U.S. Customs and Border Protection notice.

It said that 45 days after its publication, goods “must be marked to indicate that their origin is ‘China.'”

The step was taken after the United States determined that Hong Kong is “no longer sufficiently autonomous to justify differential treatment in relation to China.”

Trump has made tough talk against China a feature of his campaign for re-election in November.

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the city’s current and former police chiefs accused of curtailing political freedoms in the former British colony.

In retaliation, China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens including lawmakers from Trump’s Republican Party on Monday.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that companies from China and other countries that do not comply with U.S. accounting standards will be delisted from U.S. stock exchanges from the end of 2021.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; export; hongkong

1 posted on 08/11/2020 11:13:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

We should have started this in 1999.

2 posted on 08/11/2020 11:14:59 AM PDT by montag813 (Nonsenze)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Made in Communist Red China by slave labor.”

3 posted on 08/11/2020 11:18:54 AM PDT by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

Hong Kong’s overall manufacturing has declined a lot since China “opened up.” There’s not much made in Hong Kong anymore

Certainly for textiles, anything would be made in China, and re-packaged in Hong Kong only.

4 posted on 08/11/2020 11:46:47 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

anyone could see that UK sold HK out when it made the “2 systems” treaty with the commies

a genuine tragedy

5 posted on 08/11/2020 11:53:18 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, theyÂ’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: montag813

EVERYTHING in Walmart already says made in China.

What the #### difference will that make?

6 posted on 08/11/2020 11:54:52 AM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: cba123
What should be mandated is where things listed on Amazon (or any U.S. website) are made. Most of the time you don't find out until it arrives on the doorstep.

The other day I needed to get something and figured I'd try to buy American, or at least not Chinese. The details noted it was an "American based company," and touted how their products had been used in American kitchens for over 100 years. I went to the company's website, but no further details.

Someone had asked the question on Amazon. Previous purchasers noted the product they received = "made in China."

7 posted on 08/11/2020 3:05:17 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy saints surrounded.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Made in China,,,,
Skull and Crossbones.

8 posted on 08/11/2020 3:07:49 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (TRUMP vs Biden-----------Any Question?)
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