The statement you made below in regard to ''parallel imports'', are you saying that even if a Hong Kong distributor had an Exclusivity Agreement with the producer (owner of the brand), other people can still sell those products in HK without having any legal responsibilities?
I guess what I'm trying to ask is there any laws in HK to govern the Exclusive Rights to sell certain imported products in HK? And if so what happens if there are other people selling it in other channels in HK such as the Internet.
Thank you for your time :)
by Moderator - 27 Dec 2004 10:14
While we know that the Boots skin care products are being sold in Watsons, we cannot ascertain whether there is an exclusive agreement between the two companies. Imports of Boots products from other sources and by a party other than the exclusive agent (this is so-called parallel imports), are permitted in Hong Kong and of course can be sold in the local market. If you can notice that there are quite a number of retailers in Hong Kong selling branded cosmetics and skin care products imported from their own sources. However it should be stressed here that they are not faked products.