|2017/06/13||Submission to the LegCo on the Report of the Standard Working Hours Committee |
The Chamber would like to provide our views on the report submitted by the Standard Working Hours Committee to the Chief Executive in January 2017 for the Legislative Council Manpower Panel’s consideration.
|2017/05/31||Free Trade Agreement with Australia|
The Chamber supports the Government’s initiative to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement with Australia, our 19th largest trading partner that contributed over HK$52 billion to Hong Kong’s international trade in 2016.
|2017/05/19||Chamber's View and Recommendations on Further Liberalization Measures under CEPA|
The Chamber submits its proposals for further liberalization and implementation of CEPA to the Mainland and Hong Kong governments every year.
|2017/05/15||Policy Priorities for the New Administration|
The Chamber calls on the incoming Government led by Carrie Lam to focus on a number of key areas and to implement measures that would unite the community and promote engagement, transparency, inclusiveness and competitiveness, among other objectives.
|2017/04/27||Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030|
The Chamber welcomes the Government's proposals under the updated masterplan "Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030." It is encouraging that the Government is planning to build a green, smart and liveable city, but the Chamber worries about how various master plans such as “Hong Kong 2030+,” “Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint,” “Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+” and “Railway Development Strategy 2014” can be aligned with each other; and how labour supply and talent development can meet demand for our future development.
|2017/04/25||Proposal to Mandate Ocean-going Vessels and River Trade Vessels to use Compliant Fuel within Hong Kong Waters|
The Chamber supports the HKSAR Government’s proposal to mandate ocean-going vessels and river trade vessels to use compliant fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% by weight within Hong Kong waters from 1 January 2019 onward, and recommends adding a provision in the legislation to adopt the 0.1% requirement in the event that the Mainland Government decides to adopt a more stringent standard, so as to bring us in alignment with the emission requirement of the PRD’s Emission Control Area.
|2017/04/07||Consultation on Latest Draft of Hong Kong Code of Marketing of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children|
The Chamber has submitted its views to a government consultation on the Latest Draft of Hong Kong Code of Marketing of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children. The Chamber supports breastfeeding in Hong Kong and hopes that the government could respect parents’ right to informed choices while regulating the marketing of breast milk substitutes.
|2017/03/03||Consultations on Legislative Proposals to Enhance Regulatory Regime for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing |
The Chamber has submitted its views to a government consultation on proposals to reinforce legislation and regulate certain non-financial businesses and occupations for combating money laundering and terrorist financing in Hong Kong. In its submission of 3 March, the Chamber agrees in principle with the spirit to promote business compliance but points to questions regarding the practicality, reasonableness and proportionality of the Government’s approach to achieving such goals.
|2017/02/15||Hong Kong Smart City Blue Print Consultancy Study|
The Chamber supports the HKSAR Government’s initiative to embrace and adopt technology more widely as an accelerator to develop Hong Kong into a smart city, and emphasize the fundamental importance of Smart Government and Smart Citizen among the six themes for the development of an innovative and sustainable smart city.
|2017/01/04||Developing Kowloon East into a Smart City District－Feasibility Study Stage 1 Public Engagement |
The Chamber supports the Government’s initiative to embrace and adopt technology more widely as an accelerator to develop Hong Kong into a smart city (or a “livable city”), and the selection of Kowloon East to trial run some feasible initiatives.