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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Investigation and security

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)


1. Business Services
  1. Other Business Services
  1. Investigation and security services (CPC873)
Obligations concerned National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Commercial Presence
  1. Not to engage in investigation services.
  2. Not to provide security services of security and safeguard for key units related to national security and involving state secrets as affirmed by the local people's governments above the level of municipalities divided into districts.
  3. Not to set up or acquire shareholdings in Mainland security service companies providing armed guarding and transportation services.