Commerce and Economic Development Bureau

Directors of overseas trade offices to face Legco's commerce panel

The London Hong Kong economic and trade office: still needed.

The work of Hong Kong's 16 trade offices overseas and on the mainland, which cost more than HK$485 million a year, will come under scrutiny this Tuesday for the first time since the new administration took power.

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 4:58am 2 comments

Bureaucrats must loosen purse strings

The government is looking closely at the Mega Events Fund. Among the questions is whether to continue with it and if so, how it can be streamlined to help the targeted communities - sports, arts and culture. To answer the first, the tourism-boosting initiative set up in 2009, and due to end in April next year, must go ahead.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cooling-off periods make sense for all

Officials who promised to protect people who sign up for slimming plans and the like with compulsory cooling-off periods during which they can change their minds and get their money back seem to be having a bit of a cooling-off period themselves. The amendments were not tabled before lawmakers as expected before the end of the legislative year last month.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Speed up protection, victims urge

Lawmakers and victims of the suspected beauty-parlour scam urged the government to speed up a proposed law change to make cooling-off periods compulsory in service contracts. They say the measure could have saved victims in this case.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the report headlined 'TV firms switched off to recycling, says green group' on City 3 yesterday, the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau's comments should have read: 'There was no evidence to suggest many people were dumping their old TV sets for high-resolution models.'

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am