HKETO Newsroom

September 8, 2018

HKETO Director attends MRVCBA’s Inauguration Gala

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, attended the Inauguration Gala of the Markham, Richmond Hill & Vaughan Chinese Business Association (MRVCBA) on September 8.

Speaking at the event, Miss Chan noted that the MRVCBA is one of the most prominent local business associations in the York Region. Over the years, it has been dedicated to advancing the interests of local Chinese businesses, and assisting them in exploring the enormous market of Mainland China, using the platform of Hong Kong.

Miss Chan said that Hong Kong is an ideal gateway to Mainland China for Canadian businesses. “At the centre of it, Hong Kong has in place a free trade arrangement with Mainland China which offers tariff-free treatment for goods of Hong Kong origin exported into Mainland China as well as the most preferential market access into Mainland China in a wide range of sectors for business operating in Hong Kong regardless of their nationality,” Miss Chan remarked.

Miss Chan also highlighted the new national strategy of the Chinese government of developing the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area. “Policy breakthroughs would soon be announced to facilitate the movement of people, goods and capital between Hong Kong and other cities in the Bay Area,” Miss Chan said.

Miss Chan said that two mega infrastructure projects would be put into operation later this year, which would greatly enhance Hong Kong’s connectivity with other cities in the Bay Area. The first one is the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link. The Hong Kong section of the rail link will be commissioned on September 23. By that time, Hong Kong will be connected to the extensive high-speed rail network on Mainland China.

The second one is the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which would substantially slash the travelling time between Zhuhai and Hong Kong Airport from currently 4 hours to 45 minutes only. “With these two pieces of infrastructure in place, doing business in Hong Kong would mean doing business in the entire Bay Area, whilst Canadian businesses can enjoy the various advantages of doing business in Hong Kong under the one-country-two systems principle”, Miss Chan said.

September 8, 2018

香港經貿處處長出席萬錦市烈治文山市旺市華商會的就職晚宴

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)處長陳納思出席萬錦市烈治文山市旺市華商會在九月八日舉行的就職晚宴。

陳納思在晚宴上致辭時表示,該商會是約克區其中一個最重要的地區商會。多年來,商會一直致力促進當地華人企業的發展,並協助它們利用香港的平台,開拓中國內地龐大的市場。

陳納思表示,香港是加拿大企業通往中國內地的理想門戶。她說:「香港與中國內地有自由貿易安排,為輸入中國內地而符合香港原產地標準的商品提供免關稅待遇,而在香港營商的企業,不論資金來自那個國家,均可在不同行業享有最優惠待遇進入內地市場。」

陳納思又特別提到中國政府發展「粵港澳大灣區」的新國家策略。她表示:「當局快將宣布措施,以促進人員、貨物和資金在香港與大灣區內其他城市之間的流動。」

陳納思指出,將於今年稍後啟用的兩項大型基建項目,將大大提升香港與大灣區其他城市之間的連繫。首個項目是廣深港高速鐵路,其香港段將於九月二十三日通車,屆時香港將可與四通八達的國家高鐵網絡連接。

第二個項目是港珠澳大橋。這項目將來往珠海至香港機場的時間,由現時的四小時大幅縮減至四十五分鐘。陳納思表示:「當這兩項基建項目落成後,在香港營商等同在整個大灣區營商,而加拿大企業同時可享有香港在一國兩制的原則下擁有的各種營商優勢。」