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The Chamber's core function is to lobby on behalf of businesses' interests to ensure the competitiveness and integrity of the Hong Kong business community. We regularly submit policy statements and proposals to enhance our business environment. We urge all members to contribute your views and suggestions on how we can hone Hong Kong's position as one of the best places in the world to do business.
Consultation Paper on Real-name Registration Programme for SIM Cards

The Chamber agrees with the Government that there is the need to address the abuse of SIM Cards for criminal purposes, but suggests that consideration should also be given to attendant issues such as data privacy implications and efficacy of a mandatory registration system. In light of the social impact that such regulatory changes may bring, the Chamber recommends that efforts be made to better define the rights and responsibilities of stakeholders, namely, users, operators, and regulators under the proposed programme.

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Consultation Paper on Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration

The Chamber agrees with the Law Reform Commission’s proposals to relax the current prohibition of outcome-related fee structures for arbitration to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an arbitration centre, but suggests that a phased approach be adopted to the implementation of flexible fee structures. Due consideration should also be given to the protection of the interests of smaller businesses opting for such a means of dispute resolution.

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Protecting Businesses and Livelihoods in the Food and Beverage (F&B) Industry

The Chamber has called on the Government to take into account the economic implications of extended social-distancing restrictions on Hong Kong in particular sectors that have been hardest hit such as F&B operators. If the existing government guidelines on reduced dine-in capacity and evening ban were to continue, further financial assistance should be provided to offset the resultant loss in revenue and to prevent job losses.

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Hundreds of experts serving on the Chamber's committees contribute their knowledge and  insights to develop concrete, practical proposals for strengthening Hong Kong's business environment. See our past work and share with us you views on what you would like to see done.

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