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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Bakery Goods Market

Hong Kong is the ninth largest importer of baked goods in the world, with imports valued at $870 million. Major import categories included pastries, bread, and cakes. For the first ten months of 2021, Hong Kong imports of baked goods were $721 million, a modest increase of 1.61 percent over the same period in 2020.
Hong Kong traders complain about ongoing issues with global shipping logistics and resulting disruptions on supply chains.
Effective November 12, 2021, ready-to-eat oysters harvested from Samish Bay in Washington State are once again eligible for export to Hong Kong following a ban imposed on July 2021.
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Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Port Braves Continuing Pressure

Despite disruptions to the global supply chain and worldwide container shortage, the Hong Kong port maintains normal operations.
Hong Kong authorities reported a detection of COVID-19 virus on imported frozen cuttlefish from Malaysia. Detections were identified on the slice surface and its inner packaging during precautionary testing at the point of entry.
Seeking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus through imported foods, the Hong Kong government has been testing chilled and frozen foods and their packaging.
Seeking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus through imported foods, the Macau government has been testing chilled and frozen foods and their packaging. After one year of monitoring, Macau did not identify any virus-contaminated shipments.
The Hong Kong government recently published a report on its second Food Consumption Survey which highlights local dietary preferences.
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Hong Kong: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Hong Kong is an attractive market for innovative U.S. food and beverage products as well as a gateway to the region.
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Hong Kong: US Food Products Stand Out at HOFEX Trade Show

From September 7-9, 2021, the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Hong Kong hosted the strongest national pavilion at HOFEX, the largest food trade show in Hong Kong.
The Legislative Council passed the Harmful Substances in Food (Amendment) Regulation 2021 on July 14, 2021. The goal of the legislation is to enhance the regulation of harmful substances such as industrially produced trans fats and mycotoxins in food...
Though recent COVID-related challenges are causing port slowdowns elsewhere in the region, local sources report that port operations in Hong Kong remain largely smooth though turnaround times have increased.