EuroCham Business Councils

The EuroCham’s Business Councils are designed as one of a key objectives of the EU Business Information Programme, namely:

  • to develop working groups on specific industry sectors, with representation from National Chambers of Commerce and private companies, with the aim of providing input for the formulation of EU bilateral policies and regulatory dialogue with relevant interlocutors in the Hong Kong and Macau governments.
  • to develop research work and studies on EU-related business, trade and investment in Hong Kong and Macau.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS BUSINESS COUNCIL (IPRBC)

This Business Council aims to bring together experts in the IPR field in Hong Kong and Macao on a regular basis, to brainstorm on policy, regulatory, and market access issues in order to disseminate information on changes in the EU regulatory systems on matters of concern in the field of IPR and wider trade related issues.

FINANCIAL SERVICES BUSINESS COUNCIL (FSBC)

The financial services industry includes firms that deal with the management, investment, transfer, and lending of money.

INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS COUNCIL (ICTBC)

As it pertains to technology, IT spans a wide variety of areas that include but are not limited to things such as Processes, Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Programming Languages, and Data Constructs.

ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY BUSINESS COUNCIL (EEBC)

The Environment and Energy Business Council is the initiative by the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. It was set up in early 2013, with the objective to represent European businesses in Hong Kong and Macao in addressing concerns regarding environmental protection and sustainability issues in Hong Kong.

 

EUROCHAM AUTOMOTIVE COUNCIL (EAC)

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Automotive Council (EAC) represents the European passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers in Hong Kong. It aims to bring forward proposals and be a speaking partner to the Government of the Hong Kong SAR on Automotive industry matters including, but not limited to, opportunities to enhance road safety, reduction in environmental impact, enhancement of the economic benefits and improvements in industry administrative processes.

WINE & SPIRITS BUSINESS COUNCIL (WSBC)

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Business Council (WSBC) represents European Wine and Spirits companies in Hong Kong. With the objectives to engage the government stakeholders on imported wine and spirits issues including tax, regulations, IPRs and responsible consumption, it brings forward proposals, publishes position papers and develops constructive dialogue to facilitate market access that benefits both the trade and the development of Hong Kong.

 

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Monday, 12 November 2018
Christmas is coming! The Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong would like to invite you to join the Christmas partytaking place on Saturday 1stDecember from 06:00 PM to 2ndDecember 01:00 AM at The Luxe Manor, Tsim Sha Tsui.Read more...
Monday, 12 November 2018
EuroCham is currently looking for 2-3 interns to assist its Business Councils with research work and formulating position papers for advocacy purposes as well as arranging events and activities related to the Councils’ work.Read more...
Friday, 9 November 2018
The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, French Chamber of Commerce and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, in sponsorship with PwC, would like to invite you to join the special CEO panel discussion on CEO Outlook beyond 2018 - The optimists leading the way, taking place on Wednesday 21stNovember from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM at PwC, Edinburgh Tower, Hong Kong.Read more...
Friday, 2 November 2018
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (EuroCham) invites you to the 21st European Annual Networking Cocktail: Innovation Day & 21stEuropean Annual Cocktail Party to be held on 16 November from 4pm to 7:30pm at KPMG Hysan Place in Causeway Bay. To register, please contact Jawid Mirzadah at eac@eurocham.com.hkRead more...
Friday, 2 November 2018
The European Pavilion exhibited at the Eco Expo Asia 2018 for the second consecutive year promoting sustainability and sustainable solutions. We thank the visitors, our exhibitors, organizers, staff and distinguished guests for a successful event. A special thanks to our exhibitors this year for their collaboration and support in making the European Pavilion a success. We are truly grateful to have had them exhibit in our pavilion.Read more...
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
The International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection, Eco Expo Asia 2018, starts on Thursday, 25 Oct, at AsiaWorld-Expo and we are proud to present the following exhibitors in the European Pavilion:Read more...
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
The European Pavilion 2018 at the 23rd MIF started of successfully with opening speeches from General Manager, Ingrid Reinli, Vice-chairman, Claudio de Bedin and distinguished guest Prof. Kevin Thompson, President of the Board of Directors of the Macau European Chamber of Commerce. The event ended with great success as the European Pavilion was recognised with the Green Booth Award.Read more...
Monday, 15 October 2018
The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce‘s Europe Committee jointly present ‘Happy Wednesdays at Happy Valley Racecourse on 24 October 2018 at 6:30-9:30 pm at the Beer Garden’s balcony across the stage.Read more...
Friday, 12 October 2018
The EUROPEAN PAVILION is all set for the 23rd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) which is taking place next week on the 18-20 October at the Venetian Macao. The theme of this year’s event is “Co-operation – Key to Business Opportunities”, and the main highlights include exhibitions, forums and conferences, business matching opportunities, and a prime platform for co-operation between SMEs. Read more to see the full list of exhibitors at the EUROPEAN PAVILION.Read more...
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
This flagship annual event of ASIFMA is a high-level, industry-wide event, providing a unique opportunity for global and regional policy makers, senior regulators and industry representatives from both sell side and buy side to meet and discuss important issues impacting the development of Asia’s capital markets.Read more...

Headlines from Europe

Monday, 30 April 2018
As 1 May 2018, EU citizens living or travelling outside the European Union will be able to better benefit from consular protection
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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Preliminary OECD figures show that Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the European Union and its Member States has reached €75.7 billion in 2017. With this, the European Union and its Member States continue to be the world's leading donor of development assistance.
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018
The European Commission President and the European Parliament President welcome the reappointment of Li Keqiang as Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Representatives from the European Parliament and the Council reached yesterday evening a provisional agreement on the Regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), i.e. lorries, buses and coaches. This is the first ever EU legislation focusing on the CO2 emissions from these vehicles.
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The Commission proposed an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures to tackle non-performing loans in Europe, capitalising on the significant progress already made in reducing risks in the banking sector.
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018
The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by EU Member States today on new transparency rules for intermediaries - such as tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.
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Wednesday, 7 March 2018
The analysis presented in today's Country Reports shows that the economic recovery, together with the reforms carried out in many parts of Europe, has contributed to improving the labour market and social context in Europe. Unemployment is at a ten-year low and almost back to pre-crisis levels, investment is picking up and public finances continue to improve. The share of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion has decreased to pre-crisis levels. However, remaining vulnerabilities, such as the high level of public and private debt, need to be overcome to safeguard the sustainability and inclusiveness of the current economic growth.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
The Commission put forward an Intellectual Property package, including guidance on the Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. It will also continue to work on the establishment of Memoranda of Understanding with different intermediaries to find concrete solutions for the removal of counterfeited goods online.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
You, as business leaders, also have choices to make in a context of uncertainty. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. That is the only certainty we have at this stage. It is therefore important that all businesses analyse their exposure to the UK and are ready to adapt their logistics, supply chains and contracts. Of course, the transition period currently under negotiation would give you more time to adapt. However, certainty about the transition will only come at the end of the process, with the ratification of the withdrawal agreement by both sides –probably early next year.
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