Proud to be ‘Made in Hong Kong’, but factories replace labels to meet Tuesday deadline for Trump’s new rule

Proud to be ‘Made in Hong Kong’, but factories replace labels to meet Tuesday deadline for Trump’s new rule

Koon Chun Sauce Factory is dropping its “Made-in-Hong Kong” label for one that says “Made in China” to ensure it can continue selling to the United States after Tuesday.

That is when a new label rule ordered by outgoing US President Donald Trump takes effect.

Retaliating against Beijing’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong in June, he ordered an end to preferential treatment for the city under the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992. He also said its exporters must switch to using made-in-China labels to reflect that Hong Kong was “just another Chinese city”.

Daniel Chan, who runs the sauce factory his great-grandfather co-founded in 1928, said he would comply, but the packaging would still mention that the brand was established in Hong Kong.

The company has been sending its soy sauce products to America since the 1930s, and nearly half its annual production today is for the US market. Its exports include soy sauce and hoisin sauce, the sweet and smoky dip served with Peking duck and barbecued pork.