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Proposed Updates to Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 December 2017
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 Result(s):

Legislative Council Brief for the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2018

 
Ref No.: 10155A
 
 
 
Proposed Amendments to the Dangerous Goods (General) Regulations (Cap. 295B) and the Dangerous Goods (Application and Exemption) Regulation 2012 (Cap. 295E)
Closing Date of Consultation : 15 November 2017
Bureau / Department : Hong Kong Fire Services Department
Brief Description :
  1. to revise the local regulatory regime on dangerous goods (DG) to bring it in line with the international standards such as the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code;
  2. to facilitate the trade and the public; and
  3. to enhance the safety standard of regulatory control of dangerous goods in Hong Kong.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Document

Consultation Result(s): FSD is studying the views/comments obtained in the consultation period. The consultation results will be reported in the relevant legislative council paper in due course. Hyperlink of the report will be provided once available.
Ref No.: 10153A
 
 
 
Review of Fees for Liquor Licensing Services
Closing Date of Consultation : September 2017
Bureau / Department : Food and Health Bureau and the Food and the Environmental Hygiene Department
Brief Description : The Government has reviewed the adjustment of fees and improvement measures for liquor licensing services. The consultation briefed the trade on the review and sought views on the way forward.
Consultation Document(s) :

All information note

Annex

Ref No.: 10151A
 
 
 
Proposed Change in the Allocation of the 3.4 – 3.7 GHz Band from Fixed Satellite Service to Mobile Service
Closing Date of Consultation : 7 September 2017
Bureau / Department : Office of the Communications Authority
Brief Description : To seek views and comments of the telecommunications industry and other affected persons on the proposed change in the frequency allocation of the 3.4 – 3.7 GHz band from fixed satellite service at present to mobile service, the related timetable and applicable mitigating measures.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Consultation Result(s):

Statement of the Communications Authority: Change in the Allocation of the 3.4 – 3.7 GHz Band from Fixed Satellite Service to Mobile Service

Submissions on the Consultation Paper

 
Ref No.: 10150A
 
 
Proposed Amendments to the Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations
Closing Date of Consultation : 5 September 2017
Bureau / Department : Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Brief Description : With a view to better protecting public health, facilitating effective regulation and promoting harmonisation between local and international standards, we propose to enhance and update the Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations (Cap. 132V).
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Consultation Result(s):

Legislative Council Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene Paper for Discussion on 9 January 2018:

Result of the Public Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations (LC Paper No. CB(2)606/17-18(03))

Ref No.: 10149A
 
 
 
 
Review of Copyright Exceptions for Persons with a Print Disability 
Closing Date of Consultation : 9 August 2017
Bureau / Department :

Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and the Intellectual Property Department

Brief Description : To consult and gauge views on the relevant provisions in the Copyright Ordinance (Cap. 528) which might need to be amended to align with the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled (Marrakesh Treaty)
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Consultation Result(s):

Copyright Exceptions for People with a Print Disability under the “Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled” - Proposed Way Forward

The following link provides the submissions received and the Legislative Council paper on the summary of views and proposed way forward: https://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/intellectual_property/copyright/Public_Consultation.htm

Ref No.: 10146A
 
 
 
Proposed amendments to the Rules of the High Court (Cap 4A) for regulating proceedings before the Court of First Instance of the High Court under the Patents Ordinance (Cap 514), the Registered Designs Ordinance (Cap 522) and the Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap 559)
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 July 2017
Bureau / Department : Intellectual Property Department
Brief Description : To amend the Rules of the High Court (Cap 4A) in order to bring the current provisions therein up-to-date and make new provisions for regulating proceedings before the Court of First Instance of the High Court under the Patents Ordinance (Cap 514), the Registered Designs Ordinance (Cap 522) and the Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap 559), and also to introduce corresponding amendments into the subsidiary legislation to the latter three ordinances.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Consultation Result(s):

Summary of stakeholders’ submissions together with IPD’s response

Ref No.: 10144A
 
 
 
Draft Framework of the Voluntary Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme on Water Closets
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 July 2017
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. Water closets are the sixth product planned for implementation under the scheme.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

 
Ref No.: 10148A
 
 
Consultation on Strengthening the Regulation of Person-to-Person Telemarketing Calls
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 July 2017
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Brief Description : We understand that there are concerns in the community on the nuisance caused by Person-to-Person Telemarketing Calls (P2P calls). There are, on the other hand, diverse views on how the regulation of P2P calls may be strengthened, involving various considerations such as the protection of personal data, undertaking of normal marketing activities, and impact on the employment of existing practitioners, etc. We wish to collate opinions of different sectors of the community comprehensively with a view to formulating a regulatory approach that suits Hong Kong.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

Ref No.: 10147A
 
 
 
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong and Australia
Closing Date of Consultation : 27 May 2017
Bureau / Department : Trade and Industry Department
Brief Description : The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will pursue a Free Trade Agreement with Australia. With a view to assisting the Government in formulating its strategies and positions, interested parties are invited to provide their comments and suggestions.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

 Ref No.: 10145A
 
 
 
 
Second Consultation Paper on "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 : 24 May 2017
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (Communications and Creative Industries Branch) and the Office of the Communications Authority
Brief Description : To further 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

Consultation Result(s):

22 submissions were posted to the website of the Communications Authority on 25 May 2017 :

https://www.coms-auth.hk

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development and the Communications Authority jointly issued a statement on 19 December 2017 to promulgate their decisions. The joint statement is available at:

https://www.coms-auth.hk/filemanager/statement/en/upload/429/ca_statements20171219_en.pdf

  Ref No.: 10139A

 

 

Proposal to Mandate Ocean-going Vessels and River Trade Vessels to Use Compliant Fuel within Hong Kong Waters
Closing Date of Consultation : 26 April 2017
Bureau / Department : Environmental Protection Department
Brief Description : The Hong Kong Government will work together with the Mainland to set up the PRD DECA.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation paper

  Ref No.: 10143A

 

Enhancing Anti-Money Laundering Regulation of Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions
Closing Date of Consultation : 5 March 2017
Bureau / Department : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Brief Description : This consultation document is issued by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (“FSTB”) for seeking views on the conceptual framework and key parameters of a legislative proposal to enhance anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT”) regulation of designated non-financial businesses and professions (“DNFBPs”) in an effort to meet prevailing international standards to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

 Ref No.: 10136A

 

Enhancing Transparency of Beneficial Ownership of Hong Kong Companies
Closing Date of Consultation : 5 March 2017
Bureau / Department : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Brief Description : This consultation document is issued by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) for seeking views on the conceptual framework and broad parameters of a legislative proposal to enhance transparency of corporate beneficial ownership in an effort to meet prevailing international standards to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper 

 Ref No.: 10137A

 

Amendment to Chinese Medicine Ordinance (Cap. 549)
Closing Date of Consultation : 26 February 2017
Bureau / Department : Department of Health
Brief Description : To better protect health, it is proposed to amend the Chinese Medicine Ordinance to empower the Director of Health to direct a person to recall Chinese herbal medicine or proprietary Chinese medicine which may pose threats to public health.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

Consultation Result(s) :

LC Paper No. CB(2)859/16-17(06):

Legislative Council Panel on Health Services - Legislative Proposal for Conferring Power on the Director of Health to issue Recall Order under the Chinese Medicine Ordinance

 Ref No.: 10138A


 

Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme - Third Phase Revision of Code of Practice (CoP) on Energy Labelling of Products
Closing Date of Consultation : 15 February 2017
Bureau / Department : Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
Brief Description : Proposal on inclusion of televisions, storage type electric water heaters and induction cookers into the scheme as well as expand the coverage of room air conditioners to heating performance and washing machines to a washing capacity not exceeding 10 kg under Third Phase of Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme. The Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products is revised accordingly and the draft revision is sought for comment.
Consultation Document(s) :

Consultation Paper

 Ref No.: 10135A

 

Consultation on regulations for protected arrangements under the Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance
Closing Date of Consultation : 21 Jan 2017
Brief Description : Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Insurance Authority
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation Paper
Consultation Result(s):

(1)  An Effective Resolution Regime for Financial Institutions in Hong Kong
Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Chapter 628)
Regulation on Protected Arrangements
Consultation Conclusion

(2) Legislative Council Brief 
Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap. 628) 
Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Commencement) Notice 2017 
Financial Institutions (Resolution) (Protected Arrangements) Regulation

 Ref No.: 10132A

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