|2021/03/19||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.
|2021/03/16||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.
|2021/01/04||Statement of Support for a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Charging Scheme|
The Chamber is pleased to note that a Legislative Council’s Bills Committee was formed on 16 October 2020 to again study a bill to implement a charging scheme for the purpose of reducing MSW following a previous attempt to do so during the previous legislative term. The Chamber believes that such a charging scheme would lay a useful foundation for Hong Kong to manage waste in a more responsible and effective manner.
|2020/01/13||Submission on Promoting the Use of Electric Vehicles |
The Chamber welcomes and appreciates opportunity to comment on measures to promote the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in Hong Kong. We believe Hong Kong should look to EVs as a viable means to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and play to our advantages with respect to the city’s size, compactness and developed infrastructure in popularising the use of EVs.
|2019/10/10||Submission on Public Consultation on 2025 Air Quality Objectives Review |
The Chamber welcomes and supports efforts by the Government to progressively tighten the Air Quality Objectives. We believe air pollution remains very much a public health challenge that needs to be addressed through more ambitious targets and closer collaboration among businesses, civil society and policy makers.
|2019/09/20||Submission on Public Engagement on Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy|
The Chamber welcomes and supports efforts by the Council for Sustainable Development to engage the public on developing a long-term decarbonisation strategy for Hong Kong. We believe the exercise of reducing our carbon footprint will require extensive and concerted efforts across all segments of the community.
|2019/07/19||Consultation Paper on Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Guide and Related Listing Rules|
The Chamber welcomes the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited‘s efforts to improve the quality of ESG reporting through this consultation exercise. We believe that such enhancements should be supplemented by further investments in education and training to promote better understanding of the intentions behind and benefits of ESG reporting .
|2019/01/09||Statement of Support for a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Charging Scheme|
The Chamber welcomes and supports the Government’s introduction of a bill on 14 November 2018 to implement a charging scheme for the purpose of reducing municipal solid waste. As an advocate of the polluter-pays principle, we believe that such a charging scheme would contribute to the reduction of waste at source and in promoting a greener lifestyle.
|2018/05/31||Proposed enhancements to the HKQAA's Green Finance Certification Scheme|
The Chamber supports the establishment of a Green Finance Certification Scheme although it believes enhancements should be made to the existing framework.
|2018/03/05||Meeting the Growing Use of Liquefied Natural Gas as a Marine Fuel|
As the International Maritime Organization has set a sulphur cap of 0.5% for shipping emissions by 2020, the Chamber urges the Government to establish Hong Kong a LNG-ready port that is capable of supporting the shipping industry as it makes the transition to cleaner fuels. Measures put forward include provision of the necessary infrastructure, sufficient trained personnel and relevant policies.