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Measures to counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ("BEPS")
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 Dec 2016
Bureau / Department : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (Treasury Branch)
Brief Description :

To gauge views on Hong Kong's implementation of measures by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to counter BEPS of enterprise.

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Consultation Result(s):

Consultation Report on Measures to Counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

 Ref No.: 10131A

 

Proposed updates to safety standards for toys and children's products
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 Dec 2016
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 paper

Consultation Result(s) :

Legislative Council Brief for the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2017

 Ref No.: 10134A

 

Revision of Statutory Fees and Charges Related to Civil Aviation
Closing Date of Consultation : 14 Dec 2016
Bureau / Department : Civil Aviation Department
Brief Description :

To propose revision of fees and charges related to civil aviation under the Civil Aviation (Aircraft Noise) (Certification) Regulations (Cap. 312A) and the Hong Kong Air Navigation (Fees) Regulations (Cap. 448D) such that the fee structure and levels are conducive to achieving full-cost recovery.

Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Consultation Result(s) :

Views of stakeholders are summarised in paragraphs 27 to 29 of the Discussion Paper for the Meeting of the Panel on Economic Development of the Legislative Council on 27 February 2017.

 Ref No.: 10133A

 

Public Engagement on Promotion of Sustainable Consumption of Biological Resources of the Council for Sustainable Development
Closing Date of Consultation : 15 Nov 2016
Bureau / Department : Council for Sustainable Development
Brief Description :

Through the public engagement, relevant stakeholders and the public would be engaged in informed discussions and dialogue with a view to achieving the following objectives:


1.enhance public awareness on sustainable consumption;
2.foster changes in consumer behaviour towards sustainability;
3.encourage supply from sustainable sources;
4.promote cooperation among different sectors of the society with a view to encouraging and facilitating sustainable consumption; and
5.formulate recommendations on strategies and measures to promote behaviour change for sustainable consumption of biological resources in the community.

Consultation Document(s) :

Public Engagement Document

Consultation Result(s) :

The Council for Sustainable Development's Report on Promotion of Sustainable Consumption of Biological Resources

The Independent Analysis and Reporting Agency's Report

 Ref No.: 10124A
 

Amendments to the Waterworks Ordinance (Cap. 102) and Waterworks Regulations (Cap. 102A) Construction, etc. of Fire Services and Inside Services and Updating of Technical Requirements and Pipe and Fitting Standards for Plumbing Works  
Closing Date of Consultation : 11 Nov 2016
Bureau / Department : Water Supplies Department
Brief Description : To consult the public regarding the proposed legislative amendments to allow competent and capable persons to carry out the construction, installation, alteration, maintenance, repair and removal of fire services and or inside services and to update the technical requirements and standards for the plumbing works.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

 Ref No.: 10129A

 

Creation of a Class Licence for Regulating the Use of and Trade in 79 GHz Automotive Radars under Section 7B(2) of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Chapter 106)
Closing Date of Consultation : 4 Nov 2016
Bureau / Department : Office of the Communications Authority
Brief Description : In view of the development of automotive radars and to enable the public to use and the industry to trade in 79 GHz Radars in Hong Kong, the Communications Authority (“CA”) proposes to create a class licence pursuant to section 7B(2) of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106) to regulate the use/possession of and trade in 79 GHz Radars.  This paper seeks to consult the public and the industry on the CA’s proposal.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

Consultation Result(s) :

Statement of the Communications Authority - Creation of a Class Licence for Regulating the Use of and Trade in 79 GHz Automotive Radars under Section 7B(2) of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Chapter 106)

 Ref No.: 10130A

 

Consultation on Working Hours Policy Directions
Closing Date of Consultation : 24 Jul 2016
Bureau / Department : Standard Working Hours Committee
Brief Description : The Standard Working Hours Committee (SWHC) is conducting the Consultation on Working Hours Policy Directions for three months to collect views on working hours policy directions for SWHC’s reference in preparing its report to the Government.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

Consultation Result(s) : Consultation Result

 Ref No.: 10128A

 

Trade Single Window
Closing Date of Consultation : 12 Jul 2016
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Brief Description : The Government plans to set up a Trade Single Window to provide a single IT platform for the one-stop lodging of all business-to-Government documents in relation to importing and exporting of goods. The proposal is expected to facilitate trade declaration and customs clearance.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

Paper for the Panel on Commerce and Industry of the Legislative Council (April 2016)

Consultation Result(s) :

Way Forward for the Development of Trade Single Window

 Ref No.: 10123A

 

Consultation on Draft Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
Closing Date of Consultation : 17 Jun 2016
Bureau / Department : Labour Department
Brief Description : Having regard to public expectations and concerns from employers and job-seekers on the services of employment agencies, the Labour Department plans to promulgate the Code of Practice for the employment agency industry’s compliance to promote professionalism and quality services in the industry.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper

 Ref No.: 10125A

 

 

Hong Kong to Negotiate Free Trade Agreements with Georgia and Maldives
Closing Date of Consultation : 6 Jun 2016
Bureau / Department : Trade and Industry Department
Brief Description : Hong Kong will soon commence Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Georgia and Maldives respectively. The Government is consulting members of the public on the two FTAs. Interested parties are invited to put forward their views and suggestions on areas to be covered in the FTAs. The Government will make reference to these views during the negotiations.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper

 Ref No.: 10127A

 

Proposal to Control Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Fountain Solutions and Printing Machine Cleansing Agents
Closing Date of Consultation : 30 Apr 2016
Bureau / Department : Environmental Protection Department
Brief Description : To improve Hong Kong’s air quality, we propose to amend the Air Pollution Control (Volatile Organic Compounds) Regulation (Cap. 311W), such that import and local manufacture of fountain solutions and printing machine cleansing agents with VOC content exceeding 80 grams per litre (g/l) and 500 g/l respectively will not be allowed.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper
Consultation Result(s) : Consultation Result

 Ref No.: 10121A

 

Arrangements for the Frequency Spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz Bands upon Expiry of the Existing Assignments for Public Mobile Telecommunications Services and the Spectrum Utilisation Fee
Closing Date of Consultation : 18 Apr 2016
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (Communications and Creative Industries Branch) and the Office of the Communications Authority
Brief Description : To consult the telecommunications industry and other affected persons on the arrangements for the frequency spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands upon expiry of the existing assignments between November 2020 and September 2021 and the spectrum utilisation fee.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper

 Ref No.: 10120A

 

Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) for Hong Kong
Closing Date of Consultation : 7 Apr 2016
Bureau / Department :

Environment Bureau and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Brief Description : The Government has just released a public consultation document entitled "Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) for Hong Kong", seeking public views on the proposed actions for conserving biodiversity and supporting sustainable development of Hong Kong.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Document by Chapters:

Foreword
For Readers' Attention
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 Background
Chapter 2 Our Efforts and Achievements
Chapter 3 The Proposed Hong Kong's First Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) 
Chapter 4 Invitation for Comments

Consultation Result(s) :

Consultation Result

 Ref No.: 10080A

 

Consultation on the Standing Offer Agreement for Quality Professional Services
Closing Date of Consultation : 15 Mar 2016
Bureau / Department : Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
Brief Description : The current Standing Offer Agreement for Quality Professional Services 3 will expire in July 2017. To draw up a new procurement arrangement, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer is now consulting the IT industry to solicit its views and comments on improvements to the present arrangement.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Document
Consultation Result(s) :

https://www.ogcio.gov.hk/en/news_and_publications
/consultations/publications_soaqps3/

 Ref No.: 10122A

 

Third Party Funding for Arbitration
Closing Date of Consultation : 18 Jan 2016
Bureau / Department : Law Reform Commission and the Department of Justice
Brief Description :

The terms of reference of the Law Reform Commission's Sub-committee on third party funding for Arbitration are:

"To review the current position relating to Third Party Funding for arbitration for the purposes of considering whether reform is needed, and if so, to make such recommendations for reform as appropriate."

Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Document

 Ref No.: 10119A

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