Legislation Regarding the Bringing of Unsharpened Swords

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Dear Customs and Excise Department,

I write to request the department's official position and the legal position on the importation of unsharpened swords, with blades longer than 2 inches, for re-enactment and display purposes only, as well as the legal procedures that should be followed for the bringing of such items into the territory.

Yours faithfully,
Luke Chan

香港海關

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Freedom of Information request - Legislation Regarding the Bringing of
Unsharpened Swords

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Dear Customs and Excise Department,

I write to request the department's official position and the legal
position on the importation of unsharpened swords, with blades longer than
2 inches, for re-enactment and display purposes only, as well as the legal
procedures that should be followed for the bringing of such items into the
territory.

Yours faithfully,
Luke Chan

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Dear Sir/Madam,

        This is to acknowledge receipt of your email of 24 December 2017.
 We are looking into the matter and will give you a substantive reply in
due course.

Regards,
Customs and Excise Department

From:        Luke Chan <[FOI #240 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Customs and Excise Department
<[Customs and Excise Department request email]>,
Date:        24/12/2017 23:42
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Legislation Regarding the
Bringing of Unsharpened Swords

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Dear Customs and Excise Department,

I write to request the department's official position and the legal
position on the importation of unsharpened swords, with blades longer than
2 inches, for re-enactment and display purposes only, as well as the legal
procedures that should be followed for the bringing of such items into the
territory.

Yours faithfully,
Luke Chan

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香港海關

Dear Mr Chan,

        Thank you for your enquiry.

2.        According to the Weapons Ordinance (Chapter 217, Laws of Hong
Kong) any person who has possession of any of the following prohibited
weapons commits an offence-

·        Chinese-style throwing dart
·        Gravity knife
·        Gravity-operated steel baton
·        Knuckleduster whether spiked or not and with or without blade
·        Chinese-style fighting iron
·        Spring-loaded steel baton
·        Any knife the blade of which is exposed by a spring or other
mechanical or electric device
·        Any bladed or pointed weapon designed to be used in a fashion
whereby the handle is held in a clenched fist and the blade or point
protrudes between the fingers of the fist

3.        To ascertain whether the articles as mentioned in your email are
classified as prohibited weapon, please contact the Hong Kong Police Force
for further enquiries-

        Hong Kong Police Force - Arms Licensing Section
        Tel.: (852) 2860 6536
        Fax: (852) 2200 4323
        Email: [email address]

4.        Documents required to facilitate Customs clearance are
manifests, import/export licence or removal permit (if required), and/or
other supporting documents such as bill of lading, airway bill, invoice,
packing list, etc.  You may visit the website of the Customs and Excise
Department for more details on import clearance-
[1]http://www.customs.gov.hk/en/cargo_clear....

5.        According to the Import and Export (Registration) Regulations
(Cap. 60E, Laws of Hong Kong), every person who imports or exports any
article other than an exempted article is required to lodge with the
Commissioner of Customs and Excise an accurate and complete import or
export/re-export declaration within 14 days after the importation or
exportation of the article.  A booklet on “How to Complete and Lodge
Import/Export Declarations” is appended for your reference-
[2]http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/FileManager/E...

6.        We hope the above information is of help.

Best regards,

(Y L Chiang)
for Commissioner of Customs and Excise

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From:        Customs Enquiry/CUSTOMS/HKSARG
To:        Luke Chan <[FOI #240 email]>,
Date:        02/01/2018 16:30
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Legislation Regarding
the Bringing of Unsharpened Swords

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Dear Sir/Madam,

        This is to acknowledge receipt of your email of 24 December 2017.
 We are looking into the matter and will give you a substantive reply in
due course.

Regards,
Customs and Excise Department

From:        Luke Chan <[FOI #240 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Customs and Excise Department
<[Customs and Excise Department request email]>,
Date:        24/12/2017 23:42
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Legislation Regarding the
Bringing of Unsharpened Swords

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Dear Customs and Excise Department,

I write to request the department's official position and the legal
position on the importation of unsharpened swords, with blades longer than
2 inches, for re-enactment and display purposes only, as well as the legal
procedures that should be followed for the bringing of such items into the
territory.

Yours faithfully,
Luke Chan

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