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Hong Kong law provides powerful protection to consumers who are unhappy with their suppliers of products and services. This can result in heavy penalties for businesses that breach the law, most notably under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO). Seven years have passed since the TDO was strengthened, by introducing new criminal offences for six types of conduct:

• False or misleading descriptions of services
• Misleading omissions
• Aggressive commercial practices
• Wrongfully accepting payment
• "Bait" advertising
• "Bait and switch" tactics

Hong Kong's competition and data protection laws present additional challenges, particularly in a difficult economic climate.

What practical lessons can businesses learn from the experience so far, in terms of future compliance? Where is the borderline between fair and aggressive commercial practices? What information do you need to give to customers? This webinar is designed for business executives who wish to learn more about how to steer clear of trouble under Hong Kong's consumer protection laws. It should be of interest to any consumer-facing business in Hong Kong.

Speaker(s) Bill Brown, Senior Consultant, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Bill has over 30 years' work experience in the field of law and economic regulation. His previous roles included being a partner in a major commercial law firm, an in-house counsel to companies, and working for regulatory agencies, including as a Chief Executive of one of them.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/10/15 16:00 to 17:00
Venue This event will take place online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 28231282
Fee Members @ HK$280 / Non-Members @ HK$400
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Details about how to join the webinar will be sent by e-mail. Zoom is available on both desktop and mobile devices.
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