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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

CEPA Legal Text

CEPA is a framework agreement underpinned by four agreements:

Consolidated version of CEPA Main Text

Legal Text Date of Signing
Consolidated version of Agreement on Trade in Services Signed on 27 November 2015;
Last amended on 21 November 2019
Investment Agreement 28 June 2017
Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation 28 June 2017
Agreement on Trade in Goods 14 December 2018

The following Agreement Concerning Amendment to the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services was implemented on 1 June 2020.

Legal Text Date of Signing
Agreement Concerning Amendment to the CEPA Agreement on Trade in Services 21 November 2019

Previous commitments in CEPA and its Supplements, the Agreement between the Mainland and Hong Kong on Achieving Basic Liberalisation of Trade in Services in Guangdong and also the Agreement on Trade in Services can be found below:

Legal Text Date of Signing
CEPA Main Text and Six Annexes 29 June 2003 &
29 September 2003
Supplement to CEPA 27 October 2004
Supplement II to CEPA 18 October 2005
Supplement III to CEPA 27 June 2006
Supplement IV to CEPA 29 June 2007
Supplement V to CEPA 29 July 2008
Supplement VI to CEPA 9 May 2009
Supplement VII to CEPA 27 May 2010
Supplement VIII to CEPA 13 December 2011
Supplement IX to CEPA 29 June 2012
Supplement X to CEPA 29 August 2013
Agreement between the Mainland and Hong Kong on Achieving Basic Liberalisation of Trade in Services in Guangdong 18 December 2014
Agreement on Trade in Services 27 November 2015