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Task Force on External Lighting “Stakeholders and the Public Engagement Exercise”
Closing Date of Consultation : 18 Nov 2013
Bureau / Department : Task Force on External Lighting set up by Environmental Bureau
Brief Description : The HKSAR Government set up the Task Force in August 2011 to advise it on the appropriate strategy and measures for tackling nuisance and energy wastage problems caused by external lighting, having regard to international experience and practices.  Members of the Task Force are drawn from professional bodies, relevant trades and green groups, etc.
Consultation Document(s) :

Task Force on External Lighting “Stakeholders and the Public Engagement Exercise”

Consultation Result(s) : Report of the Task Force on External Lighting

Ref No.: 10081C

 

Public Consultation on Treatment of Parody under the Copyright Regime
Closing Date of Consultation : 15 Nov 2013
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (Commerce, Industry and Tourism Branch) and the Intellectual Property Department
Brief Description : The Government issued a consultation paper on 11 July 2013 to explore how our copyright regime should give due regard to present day circumstances and take care of parody appropriately, to strike a balance between copyright protection and freedom of expression.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Consultation Result(s) : Public Consultation on Treatment of Parody under the Copyright Regime

Ref No.: 10082C

 

Draft Framework of the Voluntary Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme on Flow Controllers
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 Aug 2013
Bureau / Department : Water Supplies Department
Brief Description : For sustainable use of precious natural resources, Water Supplies Department is implementing a voluntary Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme to promote use of water saving devices to reduce water and energy consumption.  Flow controllers are the fifth product planned for implementation under the scheme.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Document

  Ref No.: 10057A

 

The Proposed Regulatory Regime for Stored Value Facilities and Retail Payment Systems in Hong Kong
Closing Date of Consultation : 22 Aug 2013
Bureau / Department : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (Financial Services Branch) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Brief Description : To consult the public on the proposed regulatory regime for stored value facilities and retail payment systems, which aim to enhance protection for users as well as the safety and soundness of innovative retail payment products and services in Hong Kong.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Document

  Ref No.: 10079A

 

Improvement of Corporate Insolvency Law
Closing Date of Consultation : 15 Jul 2013
Bureau / Department : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (Financial Services Branch)
Brief Description : We have rolled out a legislative exercise to improve the corporate insolvency law.  The underlying objectives of the corporate insolvent law improvement exercise are to facilitate more efficient administration of the winding-up process; and increase protection of creditors through streamlining and rationalising the company winding-up procedures and enhancing regulation of the winding-up process, having regard to international experience.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Document
Consultation Result(s) : Consultation conclusions

  Ref No.: 10072A

 

Legislative Amendment on Lighting Regulations of the Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulations, Cap. 374A
Closing Date of Consultation : 19 May 2013
Bureau / Department : Transport Department
Brief Description : The Administration proposed to bring forward legislative amendments on existing lighting regulations for vehicles in Hong Kong.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Document

  Ref No.: 10076A

 

Public Consultation on a New Producer Responsibility Scheme on Glass Beverage Bottles
Closing Date of Consultation : 6 May 2013
Bureau / Department : Environmental Protection Department
Brief Description : The consultation is to seek views from the public on the introduction of a mandatory Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) on glass beverage bottles, which aims at organizing the relevant stakeholders along the supply chain to share out the eco-responsibilities in recovering and recycling glass beverage bottles.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Document
Consultation Result(s) :

EPD has reported the findings and the proposed way forward to the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs.  The relevant paper has been uploaded to the LegCo website for public information. 

Public Consultation on a Producer Responsibility Scheme on Glass Beverage Bottles

 

  Ref No.: 10071A

 

Proposed Revisions of the Code of Practice on Sending Commercial Electronic Messages Under the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance
Closing Date of Consultation : 12 Apr 2013
Bureau / Department : Office of the Communications Authority
Brief Description : To solicit views of the public and commercial electronic messages (CEMs) senders concerning the proposed revision of the Code of Practice on sending CEMs under the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance (UEMO) to facilitate compliance with the law requirements by CEM senders.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Document

Consultation Result(s) :

Statement of the Communications Authority - Revisions of the Code of Practice on Sending Commercial Electronic Messages under the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance
https://www.coms-auth.hk/filemanager/statement/en/upload/210/ca_
statements20130830_e.pdf 

  Ref No.: 10060A

 

Consultation on Draft Enforcement Guidelines Under Trade Descriptions (Unfair Trade Practices) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012
Closing Date of Consultation : 17 Mar 2013
Bureau / Department : Customs and Excise Department
Brief Description : The Trade Descriptions Ordinance has recently been amended to step up consumer protection against unfair trade practices.  The Commissioner of Customs and Excise and the Communications Authority invite business sectors and the general public to give views on the draft Enforcement Guidelines through a public consultation which takes place between 7 December 2012 and 17 January 2013.
Consultation Document(s) :

Draft Enforcement Guidelines

https://www.customs.gov.hk/en/consumer_protection/trade_desc/unfair/index.html

Consultation Result(s) :

Public Consultation Report: https://www.customs.gov.hk/filemanager/common/pdf/pdf_
forms/public_consultation_report_en.pdf


Annex I : https://www.customs.gov.hk/en/consumer_protection
/trade_desc/unfair/annex/index.html


Annex II: https://www.customs.gov.hk/filemanager/common/pdf/pdf
_forms/annex_II_en.pdf

  Ref No.: 10059A

 

Consultation for Introducing Seismic-resistant Building Design Standards in Hong Kong
Closing Date of Consultation : 28 Feb 2013
Bureau / Department : Development Bureau and the Buildings Department
Brief Description : The purpose of consultation is to consult and collect views from stakeholders of building industry, academics and the general public on whether statutory seismic-resistant building design standards should be introduced for new buildings and major alteration and addition works in existing private buildings.
Consultation Document(s) :

“Consultation Paper for Introducing Seismic-resistant Building Design Standards in Hong Kong”

/en/residents/government/publication/
consultation/docs/2013/Seismic-resistant.pdf

Consultation Result(s) :

Information paper LC Paper No. CB(1)1110/13-14(01) 

Consultation on Introduction of Seismic-resistant Building Design Standards in Hong Kong

  Ref No.: 10063A

 

Hong Kong Code of Marketing and Quality of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children (“the HK Code”)
Closing Date of Consultation : 28 Feb 2013
Bureau / Department : Department of Health
Brief Description : The consultation aims at soliciting views and comments from the industry on “the HK code” which provides guidelines to manufacturers and distributors on marketing and quality of formula milk, feeding bottle, teats and pacifiers and food products for children up to 36 months.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper
Consultation Result(s) :

Meeting on 20 March 2017, LegCo Panel on Health Services:  LC Paper No.  CB(2)979/16-17(04) 

Press release (13 June 2017)

  Ref No.: 10067A

 

Second Consultation Paper on “Arrangements for the Frequency Spectrum in the 1.9 – 2.2 GHz Band upon Expiry of the Existing Frequency Assignments for 3G Mobile Services”
Closing Date of Consultation : 11 Apr 2013
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (Communications and Technology Branch) and the Office of the Communications Authority
Brief Description : To seek further views and comments from the industry and interested parties on the arrangements for the frequency spectrum assigned through auction in 2001 for the provision of the third generation mobile telecommunications services upon its expiry in October 2016.
Consultation Document(s) : https://www.coms-auth.hk/filemanager/en/share/cp20121228.pdf
Consultation Result(s) :

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development and the Communications Authority jointly issued a statement on 15 November 2013 to promulgate their decision: /en/theme/bf/consultation/pdf/Archive2013_10073A_jointstatement_en.pdf

  Ref No.: 10073A

 

Proposed Updates to Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products
Closing Date of Consultation : 28 Feb 2013
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Brief Description : We plan to adopt up-to-date safety standards promulgated by relevant safety standards institutions for toys and eight types of children’s products designated under the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424).
Consultation Result(s) :

Legislative Council Brief (Para. 8) for the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2013: 

https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr12-13/english/subleg/brief/30_brf.pdf

  Ref No.: 10074A

 

Key Legislative Proposals on the Establishment of an Independent Insurance Authority (“IIA”)
Closing Date of Consultation : 26 Jan 2013
Bureau / Department : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Brief Description : The Government proposes to establish an IIA with a view to enhancing consumer protection  and facilitating the stable development of the insurance industry.  The purpose of this consultation exercise is to consult the public on the key proposed amendments to the Insurance Companies Ordinance (Cap. 41) for the establishment of an IIA.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper

  Ref No.: 10068A

 

Legislative Proposals Relating to Formula Products and Foods Intended for Infants and Young Children under the Age of 36 Months in Hong Kong
Closing Date of Consultation : 21 Jan 2013
Bureau / Department : Food and Health Bureau, Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Brief Description :

To better protect the health of infants and young children, the Administration puts forward a package of legislative proposals relating to formula products and foods intended for infants and young children under the age of 36 months.

 

The legislative proposals comprise requirements on nutritional composition of infant formulae and nutrition labelling of infant formulae, follow-up formulae and other foods for infants and young children. A 2-month public consultation exercise is launched from 20 November 2012 to 21 January 2013 to collect views from the public as well as interested stakeholders.

Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper
Consultation Result(s) :

Meeting of Legislative Council Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene (12 March 2013): Discussion paper on "Legislative Proposals Relating to Formula Products and Foods Intended for Infants and Young Children under the Age of 36 Months”

  Ref No.: 10069A

 

Proposal to Impose Concentration Limits of Phthalates in Toys and Child Care Products
Closing Date of Consultation : 19 Jan 2013
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Brief Description : We plan to amend the law to impose controls over the amount of phthalates in certain toys and children’s products.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper

  Ref No.: 10066A

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