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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Environmental 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
6. Environmental Services
(excluding environmental quality monitoring and pollution source investigation)
  1. Sewage services (CPC9401)
  2. Refuse disposal services (CPC9402)
  3. Sanitation and similar services (CPC9403)
  4. Cleaning services of exhaust gases (CPC9404)
  5. Noise abatement services (CPC9405)
  6. Nature and landscape protection services (CPC9406)
  7. Other environmental protection services (CPC9409)
Specific commitments 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 Mainland.
Reserved Restrictive Measures under Commercial Presence (Negative List)
Sector:
6. Environmental Services
Sub-sector: A. Sewage services (CPC9401)  
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment. 
   
Sector:
6. Environmental Services
Sub-sector: B. Refuse disposal services (CPC9402) 
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment. 
   
Sector:
6. Environmental Services
Sub-sector: C. Sanitation and similar services (CPC9403) 
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment. 
   
Sector:
6. Environmental Services
Sub-sector: D. Cleaning services of exhaust gases (CPC9404)  
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment. 
   
Sector:
6. Environmental Services
Sub-sector: E. Noise abatement services (CPC9405) 
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment. 
   
Sector:
6. Environmental Services
Sub-sector: F. Nature and landscape protection services (CPC9406)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment. 
   
Sector:
6. Environmental Services
Sub-sector: G. Other environmental protection services (CPC9409)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment. 

1 Covering the liberalisation measures provided in CEPA Supplement X.
 

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