Public Consultation: CISG implementation

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Your BLCC is happy to relay an invitation from the HK Department of Justice to our business communities inviting you all to provide the DoJ with feedback on the application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Please see the letter that we received about it by clicking […]

Statement of HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam on the ‘National Security Legislation’ issue

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​In response to the deliberation by the National People’s Congress (NPC) of a draft Decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security (“the Decision”), the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, who is attending the opening ceremony of the third session […]

ESS Information Session 19 May

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The Government announced the launch of the Employment Support Scheme (ESS) earlier under the “Anti-epidemic Fund” to provide time-limited financial support to employers to retain their employees, hence maintaining the strength of Hong Kong. Applications for the first tranche of wage subsidy under the ESS can be made from May 25 to June 14, 2020.YYou […]

Quarantine exemption announced

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On 4 May the HKgov announced a mechanism for Hong Kong enterprises with manufacturing operations in the Mainland to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement upon returning to Hong Kong. The Trade and Industry Department (TID) has started processing applications from today. Please check the press release for all the details and how to […]

More info on ESS (Employment Support Scheme)

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Today we received more information on the previously announced economic support initiative by the HKgov, called ESS (Employment Support Scheme). The new information provided now includes a starting date for applications: 25 May 2020. Generally speaking, with the exception of ineligible employers (mainly organisations whose employees’ salaries are not affected by the epidemic, for example, […]