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Business Licence Information Services
Birds, Dogs, Cats & Animals as Pets, Cages & Accessories, Import & Export
If your business involves the following situations, you may need to apply for specific licence(s). Please put a √ in the appropriate box(es) for further information:
You will release genetically modified (GM) organism (including cultivating GM plants in open farmland, stocking or releasing GM animals/fishes in open or semi-open environment, or displaying GM flowers or potted plants in open environment) or import for release a genetically modified organism into Hong Kong's environment.
You will export (except in transit or transhipment) a genetically modified (GM) organism for release into the environment (including cultivating GM plants in open farmland, stocking or releasing GM animals in open or semi-open environment, or displaying GM flowers or potted plants in open environment).
You will import or export a genetically modified organism.
You will import any plants or plant materials (including seeds).
You will sell any reptiles, animals and birds (exclude cattle, sheep, goats, swine and poultry).
You will need the Animal Health Certificate for exporting live animals and certifying that you have met the veterinary health requirements imposed by the importing countries.
You will import animals or birds from overseas.
You will import any dogs or cats from overseas.
You will import any reptiles from overseas.
You will import mammals from the Mainland and/or you will import animal products.
You will import/introduce from the sea any endangered species of animals/plants, alive or dead, parts (e.g. meat/skin/hair/leather/teeth/tusk), or their derivatives.
You will export/re-export any endangered species of animals/plants, alive or dead, parts (e.g. meat/skin/hair/leather/teeth/tusk), or their derivatives.
You will need the Re-export Cerificate for re-exporting any non-CITES species or species not yet controlled under Cap. 586 as required by the place of import.
Your business entity will operate as a company with limited liability in Hong Kong.
Your company is incorporated outside Hong Kong and planning to establish a place of business in Hong Kong.
You will keep female dog(s) for breeding purpose and sell those female dogs or their offspring or dogs from other sources.
You will keep one to four female dog(s) for breeding purpose and sell those female dogs or their offspring.
You will sell an individual dog that is kept by you as a pet.
Last Review Date : 26 February 2016