|2016/03/17||Electronic Road Pricing Pilot Scheme in Central and Its Adjacent Areas|
The Chamber agrees that the Government should explore the notion of electronic road pricing (“ERP”) as a tool to control traffic but also feels that attention should be devoted to other issues that contribute to the chronic problem of traffic congestion in the Central District as ERP alone is not enough as to provide relief.
|2016/01/28||Consultation Paper: Third Party Funding for Arbitration|
The Chamber has not formed a conclusion on the proposal to introduce Third Party Funding for Arbitration in Hong Kong but have set out views by members for consideration by the Law Reform Commission on the issue.
|2016/01/28||Legislative Proposals on Regulation of Edible Fats and Oils and Recycling of “Waste Cooking Oils”|
The Chamber supports the protection and promotion of public health as it is important to Hong Kong’s sustainable development. We believe that an effective regime will not be achieved by over-regulation, but rather, there should be a combination of sensible regulation, business-friendly compliance and effective public education.
|2016/01/18||Consultation paper on the Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2016|
The Chamber responded to a consultation paper on the arbitrability of IPRs by highlighting certain aspects of the proposals that warranted government’s attention.
|2015/12/17||Submission to the Bills Committee on Patents (Amendment) Bill 2015|
The Chamber does not oppose the Government’s intent to reform the Patents Bill but is concerned about the lack of concrete evidence as to the advantages arising from the proposed legislative changes.
|2015/12/04||Business Impact Assessment on the Proposed Implementation of Section 33 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance|
The Chamber has expressed concerns about the Proposed Implementation of Section 33 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and urged the Government to give these its serious consideration.
|2015/12/03||2016-17 Policy Address cum Budget Submission|
|2015/10/29||HKGCC Code of Conduct under the Competition Ordinance|
To prepare for the Competition Ordinance coming into effect on 14 December, the Chamber has compiled a Code of Conduct to help members comply with the law. Businesses should review their agreements, policies and practices to ensure they do not fall foul of the Ordinance.
|2015/10/23||Competition Commission consultation on Draft Cartel Leniency Policy|
Under the Draft Cartel Leniency Policy, the Commission will agree not to bring proceedings in the Tribunal for a pecuniary penalty against the first cartel member who reports the cartel conduct to the Commission and meets all the requirements for receiving leniency under the policy. The Chamber’s comments to the Commission’s proposals are given in the link.
|2015/09/09||Proposed Security of Payment Legislation for the Construction Industry|
The Chamber is pleased to see the Government take action in addressing payment disputes that have been plaguing the construction industry for years.