|2018/01/31||HKGCC Budget Proposals for 2018-2019|
HKGCC has urged the Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-Po to make Hong Kong’s competitiveness the top priority in his forthcoming Budget on 28 February. In its submission to the Government on 31 January, the Chamber stressed the importance of reinforcing our low and simple tax regime, and the need to remove unnecessary regulations.
|2018/01/17||Submission on Model Non-Collusion Clauses and Non-Collusive Tendering Certificate|
The Chamber has raised concerns over the contents of the Model Non-Collusion Clauses and Non-Collusive Tendering Certificate published by the Competition Commission in December 2017 and has suggested possible solutions to address these concerns.
|2017/12/11||Working Towards a More Efficient Town Planning Process|
The Chamber proposes the setting up of a one-stop shop and harmonization of standards and requirements with respect to town planning applications, as well as enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Town Planning Board.
|2017/11/27||Consultation on the Guideline on the Keeping of Significant Controllers Register by Companies|
In its response to the Company Registry on the consultation on the Guideline on the Keeping of Significant Controllers Register by Companies, the Chamber supports for the publication of the Guideline to provide clarity and certainty to businesses in complying with the relevant legal requirements but has cautioned against giving statutory backing to the Guideline.
|2017/11/09||Seventh Technical Memorandum for Allocation of Emission Allowances|
A clear and effective energy policy that is conducive to the reliability and stability of supplying power while also promoting affordability and environmental performance is vital. With regard to Government’s proposal to tighten emission allowances from 2022, a cost-benefit analysis would allow both consumers and businesses to make informed and meaningful assessments.
|2017/10/20||Submission on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing |
The Chamber supports the Government’s efforts to comply with the Financial Action Task Force’s recommendations on countering money laundering and terrorist financing activities but also reiterates the need to ensure that such undertakings do not affect our ability to compete.
|2017/09/20||HKGCC’s Response to “Smart Hong Kong Consultancy Study Report”|
The Chamber has all along been supporting the Government’s initiative to embrace and adopt technology more widely to develop Hong Kong into a smart city. While the business sector would like to see prompt and concrete actions of a smart government, we therefore urge the Government to be more swift and resolute in breaking through the bureaucratic routine and take the lead to scale up the momentum immediately.
|2017/09/07||Consultation paper on the Proposed Change in the Allocation of the 3.4 – 3.7 GHz Band from Fixed Satellite Service to Mobile Service|
The Chamber supports the proposal on the reallocation of the frequency spectrum 3.4 – 3.7 GHz band from fixed satellite service to mobile service. We believe the arrangement can enable the adoption of 5G services in Hong Kong, facilitate our development as a smart city, foster Internet of Things initiatives and achieve parity in mobile service standards with Mainland China and other jurisdictions.
|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.