|2017/09/05||2017-18 Policy Address Submission|
In its submission to Carrie Lam’s maiden Policy Address, the Chamber offers suggestions on enhancing the “Be the Smart Regulator” Programme to serve as an effective instrument for conducting Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIA) in the review of existing and prospective laws. The Chamber also provided recommendations on improving the tax competitiveness, human capital and labour supply, and better utilisation of the Greater Bay Area concept.
|2017/08/28||HKGCC Submission with proposals on the development of the GBA|
The Chamber considers enhanced, and preferably seamless, cross-border movements of capital, people, goods and services within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area essential ingredients for its successful development. The Chamber calls on the Government to focus on the areas where Hong Kong possesses competitive advantages, leveraging its established expertise as an international financial, shipping and logistics, offshore RMB, and dispute resolution centre.
|2017/08/18||Potential Tax Treaty Partners for Hong Kong|
The Chamber supports the Government’s pursuit of CDTA especially with jurisdictions that fall within the scope of the Belt and Road Initiative as this could further enhance Hong Kong’s role as a super-connector between Mainland China and economies in Asia, Europe and Africa.
|2017/08/18||Consultations on the New Board and Review of the Growth Enterprise Market and Main Board Listing Rules|
In its response to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s consultations on the New Board and Review of the Growth Enterprise Market and Main Board Listing Rules, the Chamber has extended qualified support to the proposals for attracting more companies to list in Hong Kong.
|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.