26th November 2022 – (Hong Kong) The HKSAR Government yesterday welcomed the State Council’s approval of the customs guarantee-free policy for the eligible Hong Kong private cars under the “Quota-free scheme for Hong Kong private cars travelling to Guangdong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB)” (the Scheme).
The customs guarantee-free policy will allow Hong Kong private cars participating in the Scheme to be exempted from making declaration, paying customs duties or applying for guarantee arrangements with the Mainland Customs, thereby simplifying the application procedures and reducing the handling fees.
A spokesman for the Transport and Logistics Bureau said, “We are deeply grateful to the Central Government for its strong support in approving the guarantee-free policy for Hong Kong private cars under the Scheme. This policy is crucial to making the Scheme more attractive. With simpler and more convenient customs procedures, we believe that more Hong Kong citizens will be interested in participating in the Scheme, which will bring significant benefits in the promotion of exchanges among cities in the Greater Bay Area and better utilisation of HZMB.”
The spokesman said that the HKSAR Government would continue to work with the Guangdong Government and the relevant Mainland authorities to finalise the implementation arrangements for the Scheme, with a view to announcing the details and implementation schedule as soon as possible, subject to factors such as the epidemic prevention and control requirements of the two places.
The HKSAR Government announced earlier that it is pressing ahead with the Scheme, under which eligible Hong Kong private cars will be allowed to travel between Hong Kong and Guangdong via HZMB without the need to obtain regular quotas when the epidemic is under control and the normal flow of people between the Mainland and Hong Kong has gradually resumed, so as to facilitate Hong Kong residents to drive to Guangdong for business, visiting families or sight-seeing on a short-term basis. The governments of HKSAR and Guangdong have already conducted the Hong Kong-Guangdong cross-boundary testing trial of the information management service system for the Scheme. The HKSAR Government will continue to work closely with the relevant Guangdong authorities with a view to conducting the drill as soon as possible to prepare for the implementation of the Scheme.
HKSAR Govt Press Release