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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Computer and related Services

Liberalisation Measures under CEPA

The Agreement on Trade in Services covers and consolidates commitments relating to liberalisation of trade in services provided in CEPA and its Supplements and also the Agreement between the Mainland and Hong Kong on Achieving Basic Liberalisation of Trade in Services in Guangdong.  
 
Agreement on Trade in Services
Liberalisation Measures under Cross-border Services (Positive List)
Sectors or
Sub-sectors
1. Business services
  • B. Computer and Related Services
    1. Consultancy services related to the installation of computer hardware (CPC841)
    2. Software implementation services (CPC842)
    3. Data processing services (CPC843)
    4. Database services (CPC844, except network operation services and value-added network services1)
    5. Other (CPC845, 849)
Specific commitments
  1. To allow Hong Kong service suppliers to provide cross-boundary database services in Qianhai and Hengqin on a pilot basis2.
  2. To allow contractual service providers employed by Hong Kong service suppliers, in the mode of movement of natural persons, to provide services under this sector or sub-sector in the Mainland3 4.
Reserved Restrictive Measures under Commercial Presence (Negative List)
Sector
  • 1. Business services
Sub-sector
    • B. Computer and Related Services
      • a. Consultancy services related to the installation of computer hardware (CPC841)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
  • 1. Business services
Sub-sector
    • B. Computer and Related Services
      • b.    Software implementation services (CPC842)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
  • 1. Business services
Sub-sector
    • B. Computer and Related Services
      • c. Data processing services (CPC843)
Obligations concerned
National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
  • 1. Business services
Sub-sector
    • B. Computer and Related Services
      • d. Database services (CPC844, except network operation services and value-added network services5)
Obligations concerned
National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
  • 1. Business services
Sub-sector
    • B. Computer and Related Services
      • e. Other (CPC845, 849)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment.


1 "Network operation services and value-added network services" belongs to the areas covered by Table 3 of Annex 1 of this Agreement (Telecommunications Services Positive List).
2 Covering the liberalisation measures provided in CEPA Supplement IX.
3 Software Implementation services.
4 Covering the liberalisation measures provided in CEPA Supplement X.
5 "Network operation services and value-added network services" are covered under the Positive List of Telecommunications Services in Table 3 of Annex 1.

 

For details about the cooperation in electronic commerce under the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation (Ecotech Agreement), please refer to the Ecotech Agreement.