|2019/04/16||Consultation Paper on Statutory Cooling-Off Period For Beauty and Fitness Services Consumer Contracts|
The Chamber appreciates that the intent behind the Government’s proposals is to address questionable sales tactics and protect Hong Kong consumers. However, we have reservations about the measures, as there is an existing piece of law that already addresses aggressive trade practices, and also due to the lack of a rigorous review that would assess the impact of introducing such a legislative change.
|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.
|2017/04/27||Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030|
The Chamber welcomes the Government's proposals under the updated masterplan "Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030." It is encouraging that the Government is planning to build a green, smart and liveable city, but the Chamber worries about how various master plans such as “Hong Kong 2030+,” “Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint,” “Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+” and “Railway Development Strategy 2014” can be aligned with each other; and how labour supply and talent development can meet demand for our future development.
|2017/04/07||Consultation on Latest Draft of Hong Kong Code of Marketing of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children|
The Chamber has submitted its views to a government consultation on the Latest Draft of Hong Kong Code of Marketing of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children. The Chamber supports breastfeeding in Hong Kong and hopes that the government could respect parents’ right to informed choices while regulating the marketing of breast milk substitutes.
|2017/02/15||Hong 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.
|2017/01/04||Developing 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.
|2016/05/20||Review of Statutory Minimum Wage Rate|
Regarding the Minimum Wage Commission’s consultation exercise on the review of the Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) rate, given the recent economic slowdown and gloomy outlook, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce believes that the Commission should pay particular attention to keeping the appropriate balance of not having unduly low wages, minimizing job loss and sustaining Hong Kong’s economic growth and competitiveness in determining the wage rate. Therefore, we would like the Commission to consider maintaining the SMW rate unchanged at the current level.
|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.
|2015/09/01||Topside Development at Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities Island of HZMB|
The Chamber supports the HKBCF Island project to take advantage of the synergistic effect brought about by the existing transport infrastructure, tourism and leisure facilities, and cultural resources in the Lantau Island and strategically develop the Island into a bridgehead economy.
|2014/11/26||Further views on the draft Hong Kong Code of Marketing and Quality of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants and Young Children|