Customs and Excise Department (Hong Kong)

The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) is a government agency responsible for the protection of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region against smuggling; the protection and collection of revenue on dutiable goods on behalf of the Hong Kong Government; the detection and deterrence of drug trafficking and abuse of controlled drugs; the protection of intellectual property rights; the protection of consumer interests; and the protection and facilitation of legitimate trade and upholding Hong Kong's trading integrity [citation needed].

Customs and Excise Department

Customs Headquarters Building
Agency overview
Formed1909; 112 years ago (1909)
Superseding agency
  • Hong Kong Customs
Jurisdiction Hong Kong
Headquarters222 Java Road, North Point
Employees7,387 (January 2019)
Annual budgetHK$4,426.3 million (2018–19)
Agency executives
Parent agencySecurity Bureau (Hong Kong)
Customs and Excise Department
Traditional Chinese香港海關
Simplified Chinese香港海关