|2019/12/06||Meeting on Hong Kong-US Trade Opportunities|
Scott Tatlock, Executive Director of U.S. Department of Commerce Office of China and Mongolia, together with Bradley Harker, Chief Commercial Consul of the Consulate General of U.S. in Hong Kong and Macao, and his Deputy Geoffrey Parish called on the Chamber on 6 December, where they were received by HKGCC Vice Chairman Leland Sun. The visitors introduced Trade Winds Forum 2020 that will take place in Hong Kong next year and discussed with the Chamber some possible areas for collaboration. Sun hoped the Forum would help improve investors’ confidence in Hong Kong.
Both sides also exchanged views on recent trade and investment situations in Hong Kong, and possible impact of U.S. Human Rights and Democracy Act on Hong Kong businesses. Nevertheless, they agreed that Hong Kong is still an important hub for business in the region, especially in trade and flow of services.
|2019/12/05||New York Still Views Hong Kong in Positive |
Douglas Lee, Head of Investment Promotion and his Deputy, Leo Naut from InvestHK New York Office visited the Chamber on 5 December, where they were welcomed by Americas Committee Chairman Steve Wong, Vice Chairmen Mark Michelson, Evaristo Trevino Berlanga and Juan Lago, as well as members. The visitors said Hong Kong is still viewed as having many advantages for U.S. businesses looking to enter the Hong Kong and Greater China markets, especially in the asset management, Fintech, and technology sectors. They also shared their views on how U.S. businesses look to use Hong Kong as a Petri dish to try new services, retail and F&B products and concepts for neighbouring markets.
|2019/10/24||Update from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission |
Joel Blank, Regional Product Safety Attache, Asia-Pacific for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in Beijing, visited the Chamber on 24 October, where he was received by Americas Committee Vice Chairman Mark Michelson and members. At the meeting, Blank discussed the work of the CPSC such as its role in rule-making for product safety, and certificates of conformity and their requirements. He also introduced the CPSC regulatory robot. This tool helps identify important product safety requirements that companies should review before exporting to the U.S., and may be helpful for small companies that want to export consumer products to the country.