Industry News

It’s an honor to meet with 18 students from The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College for the AmCham outreach programme

Entrepreneur/SME Focus

Finance
China is taking another step to open up its financial markets to the world by allowing overseas investors access to China's $9.5 trillion bond market.

Transportation
Two delivery giants, US-based UPS and China-based SF Holding, the parent company of SF Express, have announced that they will establish a joint venture to develop international delivery services, initially from China to the US.

Intellectual Property
US streaming giant Netflix agreed to provide television series to Baidu’s iQiyi.com, gaining access to the only major film market that had eluded the world’s largest paid video service.

Trade & Investment

Education
It’s an honor to meet with 18 students from The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College for the AmCham outreach programme

Taxation
Following U.S. President Trump’s announcement of his tax plan proposing reductions in both individual and corporate income tax rates, as well as a shift to a territorial tax system away from the current worldwide system, AmCham made a submission to US Congressmen and the Administration to re-examine the impact of the American system of worldwide taxation has on U.S.’ international competitiveness.

Law
Akin Gump partners specializing in global trade, Stephen Kho and Tatman Savio, have spoken on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in an article by The Asian Lawyer, “TPP’s Uncertain Prospects Weigh on Asia-based Lawyers,” which noted that if the United States were to not ratify the TPP, it would render the trade deal a failure.

Human Resources
Education policy has become a hot topic globally as drastic shifts in business change the way we think about the future workforce. As Hong Kong gets ready to welcome a new chief executive, we look at some of AmCham’s education goals for the year ahead, and beyond

Communications/Tech
North America-based strategic, financial and crisis communications consultancy Sard Verbinnen & Co (SVC) will officially step into Asia with the opening of a full-service office in Hong Kong in June.

Hospitality
A trio of corporate social responsibility practitioners explain how the travel and tourism industries have reduced their impact on the environment and how frequent flyers can do the same

Real Estate

CSR
It’s an honor to meet with 18 students from The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College for the AmCham outreach programme

Apparel & Footwear
On March 14, AmCham hosted students from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business for an industry briefing that covered both Hong Kong and Vietnam

Greater China

Health Care

Food & Beverage
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (“the Chamber”) appreciates the HKSAR Government’s effort contributing to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants and young children in Hong Kong.

Environment & Sustainability
The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as that country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report. That’s great news for the world’s largest land animals.

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