Seizing Opportunities in the GBA

PC Yu, Convener of the GBA Working Group, said that the recently released "Outline Development Plan" clearly defines Hong Kong’s positioning and direction in the GBA, and proposes a deeper cooperation and integration within the region. He also said that the business community in Hong Kong is looking forward to participating in the continuing development of the GBA.

ATA Carnet in 20 Seconds

ATA Carnet is a passport for goods that allows businesses to import items temporarily without paying various duties or taxes. This also means they can skip the time-consuming paperwork that complying with such duties often entails. Mainland China has recently expanded its ATA Carnet scheme to allow businesses to bring professional equipment and commercials samples into the country duty-free temporarily.

Upgrades to CEPA Benefit Hong Kong

In a recent interview with the Trade and Industry Department, HKGCC Chairman Aron Harilela shared his views on the enhanced benefits of CEPA following its upgrade in December 2018. He said that is delighted to see that both Hong Kong companies and outside investors can benefit from the new arrangement as long as their products are of Hong Kong origin.

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HKGCC Mission to Guangdong<br/>總商會廣東考察團<br/>

Mission to Guangdong

High-level delegation hears about the latest GBA developments from senior officials during visit to Shenzhen and Guangzhou

Solving the Productivity Puzzle<br/>

Solving the Productivity Puzzle

Hong Kong is not alone in suffering productivity stagnation, but policy measures could inject some vitality




Consultation Paper on Statutory Cooling-Off Period For Beauty and Fitness Services Consumer Contracts

The Chamber appreciates that the intent behind the Government’s proposals is to address questionable sales tactics and protect Hong Kong consumers. However, we have reservations about the measures, as there is an existing piece of law that already addresses aggressive trade practices, and also due to the lack of a rigorous review that would assess the impact of introducing such a legislative change.

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