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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Road Freight Transportation 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
11. Transport services
 F. Road transport services
a. Road passenger transportation (CPC7121, 7122)
b. Freight transportation by road in trucks or cars (CPC7123)
c. Rental of commercial vehicles with operator (CPC7124)
d. Maintenance and repair of road transport equipment (CPC6112, CPC8867)
e. Supporting services for road transport services (CPC744)
Specific
commitments
  1. To allow Hong Kong service suppliers to provide direct non-stop road freight transport services between Hong Kong and individual provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in the Mainland1.2
  2. To introduce examination papers in traditional Chinese characters for Hong Kong drivers participating in the Mainland driving licence examinations and to designate an examination venue in Shenzhen for Hong Kong drivers to facilitate access.3
  3. 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 Mainland4.5
Reserved Restrictive Measures under Commercial Presence ( Negative List )
Sector
1. Business services
Sub-sector E. Rental/Leasing Services without Operators
c. Rental/leasing services relating to private cars (CPC83101); goods transport vehicles (CPC83102) and other land transport equipment (CPC83105)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence

Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
11. Transport Services
Sub-sector F. Road Transport Services
a. Passenger transportation (CPC7121,7122)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence

Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
11. Transport Services
Sub-sector F. Road Transport Services
b. Freight transportation (CPC7123)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence

Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
11. Transport Services
Sub-sector F. Road Transport Services
c. Rental of commercial vehicles with operator (CPC7124)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence
 
Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
11. Transport Services
Sub-sector F. Road Transport Services
d. Maintenance and repair of road transport equipment (CPC6112, 8867)
Obligations
concerned
National Treatment
Reserved
Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence

Apply national treatment.
   
Sector
11. Transport Services
Sub-sector F. Road Transport Services
e. Supporting services for road transport services (CPC744)
Obligations concerned National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Measures
Commercial Presence

Apply national treatment.

1  Non-stop services mean direct road transport services between Hong Kong and the Mainland. In this sector, Hong Kong service suppliers supplying non-stop services must be enterprise juridical persons.
2  Covering the liberalisation measures provided in CEPA.
3  Covering the liberalisation measures provided in CEPA Supplement VIII.
4   Freight transportation by road in trucks or cars, regular transport service for travelers, road passenger and freight transport station (depot).
5  Covering the liberalisation measures provided in CEPA Supplement X.