Sep 27, 2009

Hong Kong FDC on "Centenary of Customs and Excise Service"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia

Hong Kong

Centenary of Customs and Excise Service

Date of Issue : 17 September 2009

$1.40 Front-line Drug Fighter
$2.40 Facilitation of Trade
$3 The Fight Against Smuggling
$5 Law Enforcement

The Preventive Service was set up on 17 September 1909 under the then Imports and Exports Department and tasked with the duties of protecting and collecting revenue on liquors. It was renamed the Customs and Excise Service in 1977 and became an independent government department in 1982. 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the C&ED. Hongkong Post issues a set of four stamps to commemorate this important milestone.

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