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More Efficient Utilisation of the 8-digit Numbering Plan
Closing Date of Consultation : 29 Dec 2015
Bureau / Department :

Office of the Communications Authority

Brief Description :

In light of the persistently high demand for mobile numbers and the finite amount of numbers in the 8-digit numbering plan, on the basis of past consumption rate, it is forecast the 8-digit numbers available for mobile services may be used up as early as November 2018.  In this consultation paper, five measures are proposed to deal with the mobile number shortage problem and maximize the use of number resources.  Public views are therefore invited on these proposed measures, and on the timeframe under which they should be implemented.

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Document

Consultation Result(s) :

Statement of the Communications Authority

More Efficient Utilisation of the 8-digit Numbering Plan

Ref No.: 10116A

 

Proposed Updates to Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products
Closing Date of Consultation : 1 Dec 2015
Bureau / Department :

Commerce and Economic Development Bureau

Brief Description :

We plan to adopt up-to-date safety standards promulgated by the relevant standards institutions for toys and some children’s products listed in Schedule 2 (Schedule 2 products) under the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424)(“the Ordinance”).

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Document

Consultation Result(s) : Legislative Council Brief for the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2016

Ref No.: 10118A

 

Negotiation of the Hong Kong and Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement  
Closing Date of Consultation : 9 Nov 2015
Bureau / Department :

Trade and Industry Department

Brief Description :

Hong Kong will soon commence negotiation on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao), namely a Hong Kong and Macao Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (HK-Macao CEPA).  The Government is consulting members of the public on the HK-Macao CEPA.  Interested parties are invited to put forward their views and suggestions on areas to be covered in the HK-Macao CEPA.  The Government will make reference to these views during the negotiation with Macao.

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Document

Ref No.: 10117A

 

Establishment of a Reporting System on the Physical Cross-Boundary Transportation of Large Quantities of Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments
Closing Date of Consultation : 20 Oct 2015
Bureau / Department :

Security Bureau

Brief Description :

To put in place a reporting system for the physical cross-boundary transportation of large quantities of currency and bearer negotiable instruments, so as to enable law enforcement agencies to detect and stop the physical movement of illicit funds into and out of Hong Kong.

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Document

Consultation Result(s) :

Report on the Public Consultation on the Establishment of a Reporting System on the Physical Cross-Boundary Transportation of Large Quantities of Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments

Ref No.: 10115A

 

Legislative Proposals on Regulation of Edible Fats and Oils and Recycling of “Waste Cooking Oils”
Closing Date of Consultation : 6 Oct 2015
Bureau / Department :

Food and Health Bureau, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, the Centre for Food Safety, the Environment Bureau, the Environment Protection Department

Brief Description :

To further safeguard public health and promote environmental protection, the Government proposes, through legislative amendments, to establish statutory safety and quality standards for edible fats and oils and to strengthen the regulation of edible fats and oils which are manufactured locally, imported into and exported from Hong Kong and of the recycling of “waste cooking oils”.

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Ref No.: 10114A

 

Proposed Security of Payment Legislation for the Construction Industry
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 Aug 2015
Bureau / Department : Development Bureau
Brief Description :

The proposed legislation encourages fair payment, rapid dispute resolution and improves cash flow.

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

Survey on Payment Practice in the Construction Industry - Executive Summary

Consultation Result(s) :

Report on Public Consultation

Information paper submitted to LegCo Panel on Development

Ref No.: 10064A

 

Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme - Third Phase
Closing Date of Consultation : 30 Jun 2015
Bureau / Department : Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
Brief Description : Initial proposal on inclusion of new products under third phase of Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper

Ref No.: 10111A

 

Public Consultation on the Future Development of the Electricity Market
Closing Date of Consultation : 30 Jun 2015
Bureau / Department : Environment Bureau
Brief Description : The current Scheme of Control Agreements between the Government and the two power companies will expire in 2018.  In conducting the review of the future development of the electricity market, the Government is not only guided by the four energy policy objectives of safety, reliability, affordability and environmental protection, but has also paid due regard to our goal to introduce competition to the electricity market.  Based on the public views and feedback received during various reviews and public consultations conducted over the past few years, we have set out our analyses of the market readiness to introduce competition; proposed possible options to improve our regulatory arrangement; and laid out our plan to implement the fuel mix for electricity generation in 2020 to meet our demand for electricity and achieve our environmental targets.  A three-month public consultation on the above issues has been launched on 31 March 2015.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

Leaflet

Consultation Result(s) : Paper for Legislative Council Panel on Economic Development - Future Development of the Electricity Market

Ref No.: 10112A 

 

Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (“AEOI”) in Hong Kong
Closing Date of Consultation : 30 Jun 2015
Bureau / Department : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Brief Description : To gauge views from stakeholders on proposals to apply, with adaptation to Hong Kong, the prevailing international standards on AEOI.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation paper
Consultation Paper(s): Consolidated Response of the Government

Ref No.: 10113A

 

Study on Health and Medical Advertisements in Hong Kong and their regulation by the Undesirable Medical Advertisements Ordinance (Cap.231)
Closing Date of Consultation : 7 May 2015
Bureau / Department : Department of Health
Brief Description :

The objectives of the consultancy are:
 

(a) To systematically review health and medical advertisements in Hong Kong and their regulation under the Undesirable Medical Advertisements Ordinance (Cap.231); and
 

(b) To identify gaps and issues that may need to be tackled by legislative amendments, taking into consideration the overseas experiences and regulations, and provide analysis on the impacts of possible legislative amendments to the regulation of health and medical advertisements on the different stakeholders, the general public and the society as a whole with a view to improving the regulation of health and medical advertisements in Hong Kong.

Consultation Document(s) : N.A.

Ref No.: 10108A

 

An Effective Resolution Regime For Financial Institutions In Hong Kong -- Second Consultation
Closing Date of Consultation : 20 Apr 2015
Bureau / Department : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Insurance Authority
Brief Description : Second stage of public consultation on establishing Resolution Regime for financial institutions in Hong Kong (conclusions from first consultation and further policy development).
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper
Consultation Result(s) :

An Effective Resolution Regime For Financial Institutions In Hong Kong - Consultation Response and Certain Further Issues

Ref No.: 10110A

 

Proposed Regulatory Framework on Nutrition and Health Claims on Infant Formula, Follow-up Formula, and Prepackaged Foods for Infants and Young Children Under the Age of 36 Months in Hong Kong
Closing Date of Consultation : 17 Apr 2015
Bureau / Department : Food and Health Bureau, and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Brief Description :

The Government proposed to establish a regulatory framework to enhance the regulation of nutrition and health claims on formula products and foods for infants and young children under the age of 36 months in Hong Kong.  The proposed regulatory framework will encompass the following elements —
 

(a) the establishment of five overarching principles to delineate the boundary of the regulatory framework and to prescribe conditions that will bind any claims eventually allowed;
 

(b) the regulatory options for the product-claim combinations that are within the bounds of the relevant overarching principles;
 

(c) the development of a mechanism for establishing and maintaining a list of approved claims and the corresponding conditions;
 

(d) the establishment of a mechanism for revising the list of approved claims;
 

(e) the provision of clear definition of claims;
 

(f) the possible establishment of a set of NRVs specifically for infants and young children; and  

(g) the establishment of a grace period to allow sufficient time for the trade to comply with the new compliance requirements.

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

Consultation Result

Ref No.: 10107A

 

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme
Closing Date of Consultation : 16 Apr 2015
Bureau / Department : Food and Health Bureau
Brief Description :

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme intends to regulate individual indemnity hospital insurance products by stipulating a set of Minimum Requirements which such products must comply with.  The objective is to encourage more people to use private healthcare services and hence alleviate pressure on the public healthcare system and enhance the long-term sustainability of our healthcare system.

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

Executive summary

Consultation Result(s) :

Consultation Report on Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme

Ref No.: 10104A

 

New Agricultural Policy: Sustainable Agricultural Development in Hong Kong
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 Mar 2015
Bureau / Department : Food and Health Bureau and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Brief Description : The Government has reviewed the existing agricultural policy.  We propose to adopt a new policy encompassing more proactive support to modernise our agricultural industry and maximise the contributions of agricultural development to the well-being of society apart from being a source of primary production.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper
Consultation Result(s) : Legislative Council, Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Discussion Paper:  Public Consultation on the New Agricultural Policy

Ref No.: 10106A

 

Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities
Closing Date of Consultation : 16 Mar 2015
Bureau / Department : Food and Health Bureau
Brief Description : The review aims at modernising and strengthening the regulatory control of private healthcare facilities (PHFs) so as to better safeguard patient safety and consumer rights. This could in turn enhance public confidence in using private healthcare services and facilitate the development of private healthcare market.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper
Consultation Result(s) : Consultation Report on Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities

Ref No.: 10105A

 

Introducing an Automatic Mechanism for Adjustment of Minimum and Maximum Levels of Relevant Income
Closing Date of Consultation : 5 Mar 2015
Bureau / Department : Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority
Brief Description :

MPFA is conducting a six-week public consultation on a proposal to put in place an automatic statutory mechanism for adjusting the minimum and maximum levels of relevant income (“Min and Max RI Levels”) for MPF mandatory contributions, whereby the Min and Max RI Levels will be determined once every two years according to definite, objective statutory benchmarks.

 

MPFA invites interested parties to submit comments on the proposed mechanism.

Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper

Ref No.: 10109A

 

Proposed Application of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Closing Date of Consultation : 11 Feb 2015
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and the Intellectual Property Department
Brief Description : We issued a consultation paper inviting views on the proposed application of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks to Hong Kong (Madrid Protocol).
Consultation Document(s) :

Press Release

Consultation Paper

Consultation Result(s) :

Submissions:

https://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/intellectual_property/trademarks/Submissions.htm

 

Legislative Council Panel on Commerce and Industry - Discussion Paper

Ref No.: 10101A

 

Draft Copyright Tribunal Rules
Closing Date of Consultation : 9 Feb 2015
Bureau / Department : Intellectual Property Department
Brief Description : We issued a consultation paper inviting views on a set of new rules (the Draft Rules) for regulating proceedings before the Copyright Tribunal (the Tribunal).  The new rules will replace the Copyright Tribunal Rules (Cap. 528C) currently in force.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper
Consultation Result(s) : Consultation on Copyright Tribunal Rules: Summary of views

Ref No.: 10103A

 

Review of the Building Management Ordinance (Cap. 344)
Closing Date of Consultation : 2 Feb 2015
Bureau / Department : Home Affairs Department
Brief Description : In order to keep pace with changing circumstances, the Government is conducting a public consultation on the amendments to the Building Management Ordinance (Cap. 344) so as to alleviate common building management problems and enhance the operation of owners’ corporations (OCs).
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Leaflet

Consultation Result(s) :

Consultation Result

Ref No.: 10102A

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