Seizing Opportunities in the GBA

PC Yu, Convener of the GBA Working Group, said that the recently released "Outline Development Plan" clearly defines Hong Kong’s positioning and direction in the GBA, and proposes a deeper cooperation and integration within the region. He also said that the business community in Hong Kong is looking forward to participating in the continuing development of the GBA.

ATA Carnet in 20 Seconds

ATA Carnet is a passport for goods that allows businesses to import items temporarily without paying various duties or taxes. This also means they can skip the time-consuming paperwork that complying with such duties often entails. Mainland China has recently expanded its ATA Carnet scheme to allow businesses to bring professional equipment and commercials samples into the country duty-free temporarily.


The Battle Against Waste減廢之戰

The Battle Against Waste

Hong Kong has some catching up to do when it comes to recycling, but there are many benefits to being a greener city

External Events Expose Weak Spots外圍事件暴露弱點

External Events Expose Weak Spots

Drop in GDP growth and more cautious sentiment among consumers and businesses highlight Hong Kong’s vulnerability to outside pressures

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.

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