Submissions and Reports

As the premier business organization of Hong Kong, the Chamber is a leader in promoting business interests and integrity. These policy statements and Code of Ethics represent what the Chamber stands for in the respective areas.

They are approved by the Chamber’s General Committee and we urge all of our members to observe these statements and to incorporate the principles stated in the statements into their business practices as much as possible.

2017/02/15Hong 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.
2017/01/04Developing 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.
2016/12/30Consultation on Measures to Counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
The Chamber has submitted its views to a government consultation on proposed measures to counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) in Hong Kong. The Chamber calls on the Government to do its utmost in striking a balance between protecting local interests and aligning with international standards when implementing the BEPS package in Hong Kong so as to avoid undue compliance burden to enterprises.

2016/12/29Proposals to Enhance the Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme
The Chamber generally supports the FDRC’s proposals to enhance the service features of the current Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme. The Chamber has also flagged a number of issues that the FDCR should pay attention to if and when its proposals are implemented.
2016/12/142017- 2018 Policy Address cum Budget Submission
Hong Kong must return to its roots and regain its reputation of being a business-friendly, free market economy with light-touch regulation. Any policy intervention be accompanied by a rigorous regulatory impact assessment. A holistic approach should be taken in this regard.
2016/12/14Consultation under section 16 of the Competition Ordinance regarding a proposed block exemption order for certain liner shipping agreements
The Chamber has suggested the need for a more thorough evaluation on the impact of granting (whether in full or partially) or dismissing the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association’s application for a block exemption order. The Chamber also expressed concerns over the Competition Commission’s approach to the application process.
2016/12/07Regulating the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties in Hong Kong
The Chamber has put forth its views to the Government subsequent to a meeting with the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority in respect of the regulation of the sales of first-hand residential properties in Hong Kong. The Chamber believes that the Ordinance, which has been in effect for three years, would benefit from a comprehensive and thorough review.
2016/12/05香港總商會關於《內地與香港關于建立更緊密經貿關係的安排》("CEPA") 進一步開放的意見和建議
2016/11/29Consultation Paper on the 2016 Preliminary Draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
The Chamber believes that public discussion should focus on the potential merits and demerits of implementing the Convention rather than the Convention’s provisions, which is the approach adopted in the consultation paper. The Government should also take stock of existing measures for enforcing foreign judgments before consideration is given to Convention accession.
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