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Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Social 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
  • 8. Health related services and social services
    • C. Social services
      • Welfare services delivered through residential institutions to old persons and the handicapped (CPC93311)
        Welfare services not delivered through residential institutions (CPC93323)
Specific commitments To allow contractual service providers employed by Hong Kong service suppliers, in the mode of movement of natural persons, to provide social welfare services in the Mainland to old persons and the handicapped through residential institutions (CPC93311) and not through residential institutions (CPC93323).1
Reserved Restrictive Measures under Commercial Presence (Negative List)


8. Health Related and Social Services
  • C. Social services (CPC933)
Obligations concerned National Treatment
Reserved Restrictive
Commercial Presence
Not to provide emergency relief services for disaster victims.

1 Covering the liberalisation measures provided in CEPA Supplement X.