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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Public Utility 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
Reserved Restrictive Measures under Commercial Presence (Negative List)
Sector

Sub-sector

1. Business services
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  • F. Other business services
    • j. Services incidental to energy distribution (CPC887)
Obligations concerned National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
  1. For engaging in the construction and operation of electricity transmission grid and nuclear power plant, the Mainland party shall be the controlling shareholder.
     
  2. For engaging in the construction and operation of networks of gas, heating, water supply and drainage in the Mainland municipalities outside the Guangdong Province with population over 0.5 million and in municipalities in the Guangdong Province with population over 1 million, the Mainland party shall be the controlling shareholder.