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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Distribution 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
  • 4. Distribution Services
    • B. Wholesale trade services (CPC622, except wholesale trade of books, newspapers, magazines and cultural relics)
      C. Retailing services (CPC631, 632, 6111, 6113, 6121)
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.
Sectors or
Sub-sectors
  • 4. Distribution Services
    • C. Retailing services (retailing services of books, newspapers, magazines and cultural relics)
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
  • 4. Distribution Services
Sub-sector
    • A. Commission agents' services (CPC621)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence

Apply national treatment.
 
Sector
  • 4. Distribution Services
Sub-sector
    • B. Wholesale trade services (CPC622, except wholesale trade services of  cultural relics)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment.
 
Sector
  • 4. Distribution Services
Sub-sector
    • C. Retailing services (CPC631, 632, 6111, 6113, 6121, except retailing services of cultural relics)
Obligations concerned
National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Not to provide retailing services of tobacco.
 
Sector
  • 4. Distribution Services
Sub-sector
    • D. Franchising (CPC8929)
Obligations concerned
National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
Apply national treatment.
 
Sector
  • 4. Distribution Services
Sub-sector
    • E. Other distribution services (except the auction of cultural relics)
Obligations concerned
National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
  1. The setting up and operation of duty-free stores shall comply with the relevant Mainland regulations.
  2. In the application for setting up direct selling enterprises, applicants shall have undertaken direct selling activities for over three years outside the border. Direct selling enterprise or any of its branches are not allowed to recruit personnel outside the border as direct sales personnel. Personnel outside the border are not allowed to undertake vocational training of direct sales personnel.