Business Liaison Groups

Business Liaison Groups

 

Introduction 

Business Liaison Groups (BLGs) are formal discussion forums established to further strengthen communication between the trade and the Government. Representatives from government bureaux and departments (B/Ds) concerned attend the forums to exchange views with the trade on licensing and regulatory matters at the operational level and provide timely feedback to their issues. BLG meetings are held regularly. Both the government and the trade representatives have found these meetings very useful.

Terms of References 

The Terms of Reference of the BLGs are -

  • to enhance communication between the trade and the stakeholding B/Ds to exchange views on licensing and regulatory matters at the operational level;
  • to solicit trade's views on the licensing regime so as to identify possible improvement opportunities; and
  • to serve as a platform to brief the trade about the related regulatory requirements and business compliance facilitation measures, and consult the trade on regulatory proposals.

Business Sectors Covered 

There are now 10 BLGs covering the following businesses. Please click the links below for details (including notes of BLG meetings).

  • Cinemas
  • Theme parks and attractions
  • Family amusement centres
  • Food business - restaurants
  • Food business - non-restaurants
  • Recreational clubs
  • Karaoke establishments, nightclubs, bars and other entertainment clubs
  • Hotels
  • Billiard establishments, public bowling-alleys and public skating rinks
  • Guesthouses, holiday camps and holiday flats

Enrolment and Suggestions

BLGs are open to traders/operators of relevant business sectors. Representatives/associations of relevant sectors are welcome to join the BLGs or provide suggestions/comments on regulations/licensing matters related to the trade. If you are interested, please email us at bft@effo.gov.hk with your contact details.

Enrolment and Suggestions

If you would like to receive the latest Business Facilitation news, please email us at bft@effo.gov.hk with your contact details.

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