Hong Kong exports to the US to labelled ‘Made in China’

After September 25, 2020, Hong Kong exports to the United States will henceforth made labelled as “Made in China”, said a notice by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection The move follows China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong and a US 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. After 45 days, the goods will 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.