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CEPA Amended to Enhance Liberalisation on Trade in Services of the Mainland for Hong Kong

22 Nov 2019

The Agreement Concerning Amendment to the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services was signed on 21 November 2019. It introduces new liberalisation measures in financial services, legal services, construct...Read More


Hong Kong Testing Facilities Now Approved for CCC Verification of Mainland Goods

4 April 2019

Duly-accredited Hong Kong-based testing facilities can now undertake assessments of mainland produced products to ensure they comply with the statutory standards required for the issuance of a China C...Read More


Wider Mainland Access Granted to Hong Kong Legal and Certification Services

23 Jan 2019

Joint mainland-Hong Kong partnership law firms will now be allowed to practise throughout Mainland China, while accredited Hong Kong testing companies may now work with mainland organisations on the t...Read More


China Clarifies CEPA Origin Requirement Regulations

22 Jan 2019

The definition of goods of mainland / Hong Kong origin for the purposes of CEPA has been clarified. In line with this, goods wholly-produced on the mainland or in Hong Kong (or produced with approved ...Read More


Hong Kong-Origin Mainland Imports Granted Zero-Tariff Status

31 Dec 2018

From 1 January 2019, goods of Hong Kong origin will be entitled to zero-tariff status and faster customs clearance when imported to Mainland China....Read More


CEPA Zero Tariff Extended to Hong Kong Pineapples, Titanium, Vitamins and Motors

13 July 2018

Mainland imports of four further categories of Hong Kong-originated goods are to be zero-tariffed from 1 July this year onwards....Read More


CEPA 2017: New Measures and New Opportunities for Hong Kong

13 July 2017

The signing of Investment Agreement and the Ecotech Agreement has turned CEPA into a full-fledged FTA, on the one hand providing greater clarity on protection of investment in services sectors, non-se...Read More


New CEPA and Ecotech Agreements Extend Investment and Co-operation Opportunities

11 July 2017

The government of the Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) have recently signed a new Investment Agreement in line with the terms of the Mainland and Hong Kong...Read More


Six Additional Hong Kong/Macau Origin Products Granted CEPA Zero Tariff Status

6 July 2017

Six additional Hong Kong/Macau originated product categories are to be accorded zero tariff status. The designated products include turkey meatballs, aircraft blankets and metallic joints for medical ...Read More


Guangxi: Growing Demand for Logistics and Professional Services

1 June 2017

Guangxi is located as part of China’s direct link to Southeast Asia. Guangxi’s Beibu Bay is earmarked as a regional international logistics hub, as well as for development in manufacturing supply chai...Read More


China’s 13th Five-Year Plan: Capitalise on China’s Innovation Momentum

21 June 2016

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan calls for innovation to enhance the competitiveness of various industries and to help private enterprises move towards higher value-added businesses amid intensified global...Read More


China Further Opens Market to Hong Kong and Macau Service Providers

13 June 2016

To facilitate the implementation of the Agreement on Trade in Services under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) and the Agreement on Trade in Services under the ...Read More


Opportunities Arising from China's 13th Five-Year Plan: An Overview podcast

8 April 2016

Given the 13th Five-Year Plan, China is set to take promotion of innovation as the driving force for development. It also stresses the needs to form a new pattern of opening up and promote cooperation...Read More


CEPA Trade in Services Agreement Signed

9 Dec 2015

China's Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen and Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah signed the Agreement on Trade in Services under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partne...Read More


China’s 13th Five-Year Plan: Likely Aims and Implications podcast

4 Dec 2015

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan to be launched in 2016 aims to maintain economic growth at a medium to high speed. Based on the suggestions of the Communist Party and the statements made by the leaders, i...Read More


Fujian to Explore 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Opportunities

2 Dec 2015

Fujian, being the core area of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is home to ports forming China’s Southeast International Shipping Centre. On top of the Fujian Free Trade Zone, the province is stri...Read More


Tapping the Cross-Strait and Maritime Silk Road Opportunities of Fujian Free Trade Zone

25 Nov 2015

The Fujian Free Trade Zone is positioned to build an innovative cross-Strait cooperation mechanism, and streamline investment management measures in a move to open up to Taiwan and other foreign inves...Read More


Market Opportunities in the Tianjin Free Trade Zone

18 Sept 2015

The Tianjin FTZ is positioned to become a platform for collaborative development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Among others, it will promote cross-border e-commerce, facilitate parallel car imp...Read More


More Goods Eligible for Zero Tariff under CEPA from July 2015

22 July 2015

The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council decided to implement zero tariff on three items of goods originated from Hong Kong and four from Macau for which the agreements have been reached on ...Read More


Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone: Opportunities for Hong Kong podcast

3 June 2015

The Guangdong Free Trade Zone (GDFTZ) streamlines foreign investment management by way of implementing the negative list and record filing system. Coupled with CEPA concessions, the GDFTZ will deepen ...Read More

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