As mentioned earlier in this blog on Nov. 16, Hong Kong's control list for strategic commodities, as set out in Schedule 1 to the Import and Export (Strategic Commodities) Regulations ("the Regulations"), will be changed to reflect those of the international non-proliferation regimes (e.g. the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Australia Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, etc.). In November announcement by TID (Trade and Industry Department), the effective date was unknown and to be announced.
TID announced on Dec. 28 that the effective date of the Order is Feb 4, 2010.
To facilitate the trade to have a better understanding on the upcoming changes to the control list, seminar will be arranged in two sessions, conducted in Chinese 1, to be held on 15 and 18 January 2010 respectively. (English session can be arranged separately upon request.)
(Source: http://www.stc.tid.gov.hk/english/circular_pub/2009_stc19.html )