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China to scrap iron-ore import licenses after battles with miners

China planned to scrap a decade-old iron-ore import licensing system this year.

China planned to scrap a decade-old iron-ore import licensing system this year, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said, opening-up an import market that takes two-thirds of the world's international iron-ore trade.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:49am

Brands grow fast but face piracy woes

The mainland is the world's fastest-growing market for licensing, such as from Disney, having grown to US$4.7 billion in 2011. Photo: Xinhua

The mainland is the world's fastest-growing brand licensing market and exports of branded products are rising rapidly. But the industry faces severe problems of piracy, said speakers at a recent licensing conference.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:01am

Hong Kong puts financial professionals to the test

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute chairman Anthony Muh says about 30,000 people are expected to sit the institute's exams this year. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Turn the clock back a few decades and the criterion for anyone entering the securities industry was to have an uncle or other relative working at a brokerage firm.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

Platform for professionals


To foster growth of the Asian intellectual property industry and help global firms access the mainland market, the Hong Kong International Licensing Show offers business and networking opportunities, and market intelligence to industry veterans from around the world.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A licence to sell

As of September 30, the number of products with the 'HKP' licence, meaning they had been sold before March 1999 in Hong Kong, totalled 9,150.

Some 2,130 products had obtained the 'HKNT' licence, meaning they were first launched between March 1999 and 2004.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Legislators demand faster food licensing

Panel members say it is unfair that the process can take up to six months, but department defends its 'one-stop shop' policy

Lawmakers yesterday urged the government to speed up food business licensing procedures, saying the illegal opening of Langham Place premises highlighted the need for a smoother system.

3 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Broadcaster expects full licence

The Executive Council is expected to discuss the renewal of Commercial Radio's licence today, with sources saying the broadcaster hopes to have it extended for another 12 years.

They expected the broadcaster would not encounter any difficulties in securing the renewal, despite speculation it would only be granted a three-year licence.

22 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Proposals for cleaning up a haphazard Industry

ESTATE agents or salespeople who violate the industry's code should have penalties imposed on them by the regulatory authority, according to the working group on the regulation of estate agents.

If an allegation is made against an estate agent or salesperson that he has acted improperly, the regulatory authority may hold a hearing and summon him to appear before it.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Changes to licensing rules 'not enough'

A NEW approach to Hongkong restaurant and bar licensing will be announced today, but the move has already been described as not going far enough.

A senior member of the Urban Council Liquor Licensing Board welcomed the proposed streamlining of licence applications but said unfair delays would continue unless provisional liquor licences were granted.

21 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Restaurant bosses fight drink laws

HONGKONG'S restaurateurs have banded together to lobby for changes to the territory's licensing laws.

More than 20 proprietors have become members of the Restaurant and Licensed Premises Association (RALPA) to lobby against what one member terms ''a horribly bureaucratic licensing system''.

11 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

TV licence 'ready next month'

WHARF Cable is expected to be issued a provisional licence to operate the cable TV network next month, despite an earlier undertaking by the Government to grant the franchise this month.

The latest step towards getting a pay-TV service up and running follows the Executive Council's decision yesterday to endorse the draft legislation which paves the way for cable TV.

6 Jan 1993 - 12:00am