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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Supplement II to CEPA (signed on 18 October 2005) (CEPA III)

Note : The Mainland and Hong Kong submitted a joint communication regarding the provisions of the Supplement II to CEPA to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on [3 January 2006.] The English translation of the Supplement II to CEPA circulated to other WTO members is posted on this webpage. The Supplement II to CEPA was signed in Chinese language, and only the Chinese version is authentic.

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Annex 1 : Schedule on Rules of Origin of Hong Kong Goods Subject to Tariff Preference for Trade in Goods in 2006 (I)

(Note: In submitting CO(CEPA) applications, traders are required to use the Mainland tariff codes prevailing in that year. The latest list of goods under CEPA and their corresponding rules of origin, please refer to the website :
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Annex 2 : Supplements and Amendments II to the Mainland's Specific Commitments on Liberalization of Trade in Services for Hong Kong word format pdf format

With effect from 18.1.2006, the average level of operating funds required of individual Mainland branches of Hong Kong incorporated banks for offering reminbi and foreign currency businesses to local customers has been revised from RMB 500 million to RMB 400 million with effect from 18.1.2006. The minimum level of operating fund of RMB 300 million required of an individual branch, however, remains unchanged.