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Protecting Free TradeThe Hong Kong Paradox, 1947–97$
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Lawrence Mills

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083985

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083985.001.0001

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The Comprehensive Certificate of Origin: The Fourth Piece of Paper

The Comprehensive Certificate of Origin: The Fourth Piece of Paper

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(p.49) Chapter Five The Comprehensive Certificate of Origin: The Fourth Piece of Paper
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Protecting Free Trade
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Lawrence W. R. Mills

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083985.003.0006

In 1950 the USA introduced the Foreign Assets Control Regulations, which effectively stopped all imports into the USA using Chinese raw materials. Hong Kong’s industry was hit hard by this, and a Comprehensive Certificate of Origin system developed to assure the US authorities that products claiming Hong Kong origin did, in fact, originate from Hong Kong and not from China. This chapter describes the development of that system and the problems that arose in a variety of Hong Kong products – from jade carvings to duck eggs. The chapter also describes the author’s experiences during the Disturbances of 1967 – a series of riots and terrorist incidents in Hong Kong relating to the Cultural Revolution in China.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, China, Free Trade, Protectionism, Comprehensive Certificate of Origin, 1967 Disturbances, Cultural Revolution

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