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February 2019
February 28, 2019


Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok commences operation

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok (Bangkok ETO) commenced operation today (February 28). The opening of the third Economic and Trade Office established by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is set to further strengthen Hong Kong's economic and trade relations with the region for more new business opportunities.

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February 28, 2019


HKETO hosts media lunch

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) held a media lunch in Toronto today (February 28) to thank the Toronto media for their support to the work of HKETO over the years, and to introduce the major events to be hosted by HKETO in 2019.

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February 27, 2019


FS introduces Budget measures to counter uncertain economic outlook, support businesses and residents

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2019-20 Budget today (February 27), announced measures to relieve people's burdenĀ  and support enterprises to help counter the challenges facing Hong Kong's economy.

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February 27, 2019


FS uses Budget to help diversify economy, promote innovation and technology

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2019-20 Budget today (February 27) unveiled a raft of initiatives to promote economic development and diversify Hong Kong's economy to enhance competitiveness and overcome challenges posed by changes in the external economy.

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February 27, 2019


Budget promotes a caring and high-quality living environment

Announcing his 2019-20 Budget today (February 27), the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, emphasised measures to improve Hong Kong's living environment and promote a caring society.

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February 27, 2019


Tax measures proposed in 2019-20 Budget

In his Budget delivered today (February 27), the Financial Secretary proposed the following tax measures.

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February 23, 2019


HKETO Director attends HKCBA’s Lunar New Year Gala Dinners

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Lunar New Year Gala Dinner of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Section in Richmond Hill on February 23.

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February 22, 2019


Hong Kong AEO Programme extends business opportunities under Greater Bay Area development and Belt and Road Initiative

The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) held a joint seminar today (February 22) for the Hong Kong Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Programme participants on their business advantages from the Mainland-Hong Kong AEO Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) under the context of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) development and the Belt and Road Initiative.

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February 21, 2019


Governments of Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macao co-organises Symposium on Outline Development Plan for Greater Bay Area

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, together with the People's Government of Guangdong Province and the Macao Special Administrative Region Government held today (February 21) the Symposium on the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

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February 19, 2019


Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (February 18) seized about 30 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $6.2 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

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February 18, 2019


Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas 2019 opens for applications

The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, today (February 18) officiated at the launch ceremony of the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas 2019.

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February 16, 2019


HKETO Director attends Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association Chinese New Year celebration

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, attended the annual Chinese New Year Gala Dinner hosted by the Confederation of Greater Toronto Chinese Business Association (the Confederation) to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the four major Chinese business associations in the Greater Toronto Area on February 16.

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February 13, 2019


HKETO and HKTB host joint Lunar New Year reception in Vancouver

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (Canada) (HKTB) jointly held a Lunar New Year reception in Vancouver on February 13 to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

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February 9, 2019


HKETO Director attends Dragon Ball

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Ms Emily Mo, attended the Dragon Ball hosted by Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto to celebrate the Lunar New Year with over 1 200 prominent business, political and community leaders in the Greater Toronto Area on February 9.

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February 8, 2019


Toronto ETO and HKTB host joint Lunar New Year reception

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Toronto (Toronto ETO) and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (Canada) (HKTB) jointly held a Lunar New Year reception in Toronto today (February 8, Toronto time) to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

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February 1, 2019


Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds

Hong Kong Customs seized about 2.1 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $440,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on January 28.

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