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Proposed Updates to Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 December 2019
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) :

Information Note

 
   Ref No.: 10181A
 
 
 
 
Upgrading of Existing Energy Efficiency Grading Standards
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 October 2019
Bureau / Department : Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
Brief Description : Upgrading of existing energy efficiency grading standards for Single Package Type Room Air Conditioners, Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Dehumidifiers under 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) :

Draft Revision of Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products 2019 (August 2019 Revision)

Proposal on Review of the Grading Standards under the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme

Consultation Result(s) : 

Comments received on the proposed scheme have been duly considered during preparation of the proposal and would further discuss with the Task Force on implementation details and arrangement. Please click https://www.emsd.gov.hk/energylabel/ for details of the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme.

 
   Ref No.: 10179A
 
 
 
Proposed Amendments to the Dangerous Goods (General) Regulations, Cap. 295B and the Dangerous Goods (Application and Exemption) Regulation 2012, Cap. 295E related to Category 1 Dangerous Goods
Closing Date of Consultation : 25 October 2019
Bureau / Department : Civil Engineering and Development Department
Brief Description : To seek views and comments from the industry and members of the public on proposed amendments to the Dangerous Goods (General) Regulations and the Dangerous Goods (Application and Exemption) Regulation 2012 relating to category 1 dangerous goods.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation paper
Consultation Result(s) : 5 submissions were received by the Civil Engineering and Development Department.  Summary of views/comments will be reflected in the relevant Legislative Council paper in due course.
   Ref No.: 10180A
 
 
 
Public Consultation on Air Quality Objectives Review
Closing Date of Consultation : 11 October 2019
Bureau / Department : Environment Bureau and the Environmental Protection Department
Brief Description : The public consultation is to solicit views from the community on the findings of the Air Quality Objectives (AQOs) review.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation paper
Consultation Result(s) :

Overall strategy for improving air quality

 
   Ref No.: 10178A
 
 Variation to the Class Licence for Medical Implant Communication System Device under Section 7C of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Chapter 106)
Closing Date of Consultation : 2 August 2019
Bureau / Department : Office of the Communications Authority
Brief Description : Variation to the Class Licence for Medical Implant Communication System Device (“the Class Licence”) to cover medical implant communication system (“MICS”) devices operating in the 401 – 402 MHz and 405 – 406 MHz bands in addition to the those operating in the 402 – 405 MHz band covered by the existing Class Licence
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation paper
Consultation Result(s) :

CA Statement on Variation to the Class Licence for Medical Implant Communication System Device under Section 7C of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Chapter 106) 

 
  Ref No.: 10177A
 
 
Proposals to Enhance Animal Welfare in Hong Kong
Closing Date of Consultation : 31 July 2019
Bureau / Department :

Food and Health Bureau and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Brief Description : 1.Introducing a positive “Duty of Care”
2.Strengthening measures for the prevention of animal cruelty
3.Enhancing enforcement powers to protect animals from suffering
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation paper
 
  Ref No.: 10174A
 
 
Statutory Cooling-Off Period For Beauty and Fitness Services Consumer Contracts  
Closing Date of Consultation : 16 April 2019
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Brief Description : To invite public views on the proposal to stipulate a statutory cooling-off periods for beauty and fitness services consumer contracts in order to protect the legitimate rights of consumers. The public views collected will assist the Government in formulating the way forward on the statutory cooling-off period arrangements.
Consultation Document(s) : Consultation paper
 
  Ref No.: 10171A
 
 
Review of Telecommunications Regulatory Framework 
Closing Date of Consultation : 27 February 2019
Bureau / Department : Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Brief Description :

The public consultation gauges public views on a number of proposals to improve the telecommunications regulatory framework to prepare for the arrival of Fifth Generation Mobile Communications (5G) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and to facilitate the development of the telecommunications industry in Hong Kong.

Consultation Document(s) : Consultation paper
 
  Ref No.: 10170A
 
 
Consultation Paper on the Proposed Review of the Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications Services under Section 8(1)(aa) of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106)
Closing Date of Consultation : 1 February 2019
Bureau / Department : Communications Authority
Brief Description :

To ensure that the regulatory regime of the Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications Services under section 8(1)(aa) of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106) (“CLOTS”) remains up-to-date in view of market developments and that consumer interests will be better protected thereunder, the Communications Authority (“CA”) is seeking views and comments from the public on the proposed variation to the conditions of the CLOTS.

How the major Business Group(s) will be affected by the new regulations/ administrative measures and procedures under consultation:

 

It is proposed that (i) the CLOTS licensees, either all or only those providing certain telecommunications services with customer base exceeding a certain threshold as to be decided by the CA having regard to all the comments and views received from the public in the consultation, should be required to register with the CA before the commencement of offering any telecommunications services, (ii) the CLOTS licensees concerned should provide updated information to the CA as necessary, and (iii) in light of the alignment of the different regulatory requirements of different telecommunications licences (including Unified Carrier Licence, Services-Based Operator Licence or the CLOTS), the CLOTS licensees should comply with all the licence conditions of the amended CLOTS and the relevant regulatory requirements.

 

Consultation Document(s) : Consultation paper
Consultation Result(s): 
  • A total of six submissions were received and posted on the website of the Communications Authority (”CA”) for public information
  • The CA has published a Statement entitled “Review of the Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications Services under Section 8(1)(aa) of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106)” on 26 April 2019 to promulgate the CA’s decisions on the subject matter and set out its responses to the views and comments received from the public consultation. The Statement is available at: /en/theme/bf/consultation/pdf/10173A_statement.pdf
 
  Ref No.: 10173A
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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