About "Be the Smart Regulator" Programme

The Government is fully committed to creating an environment for all businesses to thrive.  To sustain improvement in Hong Kong's regulatory environment, the Government launched in 2007 the "Be the Smart Regulator" Programme, which aims to reduce the compliance costs to business and enhance the licensing process through regulatory review and improving the efficiency, transparency and business-friendliness of Hong Kong’s business licensing services.  The Programme currently covers more than 500 business licences involving 28 Bureaux/Departments (B/Ds). 

Since the launch of the Programme, a number of good practices have been put in place to continuously improve licensing services in the four areas of the Programme (please click the links below for more details or examples on some of the good work done by B/Ds under these areas) – 


You may find more details from Success Storiesand Business Facilitation Measures.       

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