In response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization that suspended the application of preferential trade status for Hong Kong (see Update of July 16, 2020), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Federal Register notice on August 11, 2020, that changed the country of origin marking requirements for imported goods produced in Hong Kong. As of July 29, 2020, imported goods produced in Hong Kong must be marked to indicate that their origin is “China.”

Acknowledging commercial realities, CBP is allowing a 45-day transition period for implementation of the marking requirements in this notice. As a result, unless excepted from marking, goods produced in Hong Kong that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption into the United States must be marked with the country of origin “China” as of September 25, 2020.