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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 Certificate of Origin: The Second Piece of Paper

The Certificate of Origin: The Second Piece of Paper

(p.25) Chapter Three The Certificate of Origin: The Second Piece of Paper
Protecting Free Trade

Lawrence W. R. Mills

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter explains the origins and uses of the certificate of origin, used in international trade for goods not entitled to the benefits of a free trade area or customs union. A complex system of certificates of origin were used extensively in Hong Kong, which by the 1960s was exporting goods to over a hundred different markets, each with its own set of origin rules. The chapter examines the Hong Kong government’s involvement in certification of origin and its development in the 1960s, and its attempts to promote free trade in an increasingly protectionist world.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Free trade, Certificate of origin, Protectionism, Customs union

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