During the question-and-answer session of the Joint Business Community Luncheon on January 26, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, C Y Leung, stressed the importance to the city of global free trade. Read Full Story
President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that, during his first day in office, he will withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty.Read Full Story
Given the increased probability that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be ratified by the United States, China is pushing its own longer term objective of a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific and the more-immediate Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.Read Full Story
Representatives from the Association of South East Asian Nations and the European Union have confirmed their "commitment to intensify work towards the timely resumption of region-to-region free trade agreement negotiations." Read Full Story
Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, met with the Singaporean and Philippine trade ministers to discuss the progress of the Hong Kong-Association of Southeast Asian Nations free trade agreement negotiations.Read Full Story
On May 24, Hong Kong's Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Roy Tang, and the Chinese Minister of Customs Administration, Yu Guangzhou, signed a Co-operation Arrangement on the origin of transhipment cargo in Hong Kong under the Mainland's free trade agreements.Read Full Story
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