Webinars on business development in five Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones (ETCZs) located in four countries
The Belt and Road Office of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) and the Commercial Office of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (LOCPG) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) jointly organised two webinars on business development in Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones (ETCZs) on 15 and 22 June 2021 respectively. Five ETCZs located in four member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were covered. For Hong Kong enterprises which are interested in expanding their businesses in the ETCZs, the webinars enhanced their understanding of prevailing local investment policies, facilities and supporting services, as well as preferential terms of the ETCZs concerned, with a view to encouraging them to make the most of the Belt and Road Initiative by capitalising on the ETCZs.
The first webinar, held on 15 June, introduced the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park in Malaysia and the Thai-Chinese Rayong Industrial Zone in Thailand. The second webinar, held on 22 June, introduced PT Kawasan Industri Terpadu Indonesia China and CFLD Karawang New Industry City in Indonesia, as well as Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone in Cambodia. The Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department and Head of the Commercial Office of the LOCPG in the HKSAR, Mr Liu Yajun, and the Commissioner for Belt and Road from the CEDB, Dr Denis Yip took turns to moderate at the webinars. With strong support from the Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), a number of relevant officials spoke at the webinars, including the Deputy Director General of the Department of Outward Investment and Economic Cooperation of the MofCom, Mr Li Yongjun who introduced the overall situation of overseas ETCZs. The Minister Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of the PRC in Malaysia, Ms Zhang Peidong; the Minister Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of the PRC in the Kingdom of Thailand, Mr Wang Liping; the Minister Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of the PRC in the Republic of Indonesia, Ms Shi Ziming; and the representative of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of the PRC in the Kingdom of Cambodia, Mr Zhang Jin, introduced at the sessions the investment environment and industrial development situation of the relevant countries.
Besides, the management of the five ETCZs and representatives of enterprises from those ETCZs also briefed the webinar participants on the state of play of the relevant ETCZs and shared their local investment experiences respectively. Q&A sessions were arranged for the speakers to interact with the webinar participants as well. Around 400 people had registered to participate in each of the webinar. Please refer to this link for the rundowns and speaker lists of the webinars (Chinese only).
More details can be found in below press releases –
Please refer to the below links for the video recordings of the webinars (conducted in Putonghua) –