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Audio-visual Equipment Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong exports a wide range of audio-visual equipment, with parts and accessories being the largest export item. According to the latest available statistics, Hong Kong was the world’s second largest exporter of video recording/reproducing apparatus, the world’s third largest exporter of sound recording apparatus and the world’s fourth largest exporter of video cameras in value terms in 2014.
HK Economy 27 Sept 2016
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Stability Amid Uncertainty
The latest G20 meeting held in Hangzhou, China, in September, failed to find concrete solutions to jumpstart global growth.
Economists' Pick 27 Sept 2016
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THAILAND: Tax Waiver for High-tech FDI Projects Extended to 13 Years
The current eight-year corporate income tax (CIT) waiver available for FDI-backed high-tech projects is to be extended to 13 years. In an additional move, all qualifying FDI projects will also be eligible to apply for a 50% CIT reduction for a 10-year period following the completion of their initial tax holiday.
Economists' Pick 27 Sept 2016
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Rising Civil Unrest Sees Brazil's Security Sector Set to Prosper
Unemployment, political turmoil and growing civil arrest maybe bedevilling the wider Brazilian economy, but the situation has sparked double-digit growth in the security sector, with Chinese manufactures seemingly well positioned to benefit.
Economists' Pick 26 Sept 2016
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Update on Recent Department of Energy Rulemaking Activities
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the following regulatory actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters of conventional cooking products and walk-in cooler and freezer refrigeration systems.
Economists' Pick 23 Sept 2016
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Court Ruling on Tariff Classification of Smartphone Cases Could Offer Significant Duty Savings
A 24 August appellate court ruling offers substantial duty savings and potential duty refunds for U.S. importers of protective cases for smartphones as well as the possibility of lower duties for protective cases of other types of devices.
Economists' Pick 23 Sept 2016
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UAE: New Standards and Online Tracking Introduced to Combat Counterfeit Automotive Spare Parts
Importers and manufacturers of automotive spare parts will have to conform to new technical and safety standards under changes proposed by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).
Economists' Pick 23 Sept 2016
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LAOS: Telecom Service Providers Banned from Offering Customer Incentives in Bid to Level Playing Field
As of October, telecom service providers will be banned from offering incentives in the form of free handsets, SIM cards and mobile internet packages to potential customers. In addition, a new minimum retail price will be established for all telecom service products, including mobile credit recharges.
Economists' Pick 23 Sept 2016
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Lighting Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong exports a wide range of lighting products, including table, bedside, floor-standing and portable lamps. Other major products include wall and ceiling lighting, chandeliers and lighting fittings, as well as decorative items. Hong Kong’s total exports of lighting products decreased 12% in the first half of 2016. Although exports to the US continued to expand, exports to the EU were lacklustre in the period.
HK Economy 20 Sept 2016
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Mainland Prioritises Development of Elder-friendly Wearable Devices
With China's demographic shifting towards an ever-higher ratio of citizens aged 60-plus, elder-friendly wearables are seen as a key means of monitoring the health and whereabouts of this affluent, yet vulnerable, sector of contemporary society.
Economists' Pick 19 Sept 2016
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VIETNAM: Adoption of IEC Lithium Battery Standard Marks End of Non-Tariff Export Barrier
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard for lithium batteries is to be adopted in Vietnam as of 1 October, applying to both imports and locally-produced items.
Economists' Pick 19 Sept 2016
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Household Electrical Appliances Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong produces and exports a wide range of household electrical appliances, including kitchen appliances, home care appliances, personal care items and household lighting products. According to the latest available figures, Hong Kong was the world’s second largest exporter of hair dressing apparatus in value terms in 2014.
HK Economy 15 Sept 2016
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Survey Reports EU Installers Support Extension of Import Duties on Chinese-origin Solar Panels
In the course of August 2016, EU ProSun, a SolarWorld-backed organisation of EU solar businesses, is reported to have performed a survey of more than 500 solar installer companies from all 28 EU Member States. The survey measured the installers’ opinions about the possible extension of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese producers of solar panels.
Economists' Pick 15 Sept 2016
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Mexico Proposes New Standards for Solar Water Heaters
The Mexican government is seeking input from interested parties by 21 October on a proposal to establish new mandatory standards for solar water heaters with a thermal tank of less than 500 litres, for household and commercial use, with or without a backup liquefied gas or natural gas energy source.
Economists' Pick 9 Sept 2016
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Argentina Sets New Criterion Values for CD-Rs, DVD-Rs and Phone Sets
Argentinean authorities have a long-standing practice of setting reference/criterion values for a broad range of imported merchandise, which are purportedly aimed at preventing the under-invoicing of imports.
Economists' Pick 9 Sept 2016
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Update on Recent Department of Energy Rulemaking Activities
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the following regulatory actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters of compact fluorescent lamps, cooking products, central air conditioners and heat pumps, and water heaters.
Economists' Pick 9 Sept 2016
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Binding Decision Published on the Refill Mechanisms of E-cigarettes
Hong Kong and Chinese mainland sellers of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may like to know that the European Commission has adopted a Decision (2016/586) on technical standards for the refill mechanism of e-cigarettes. This decision has come about in addition to Directive 2014/40/EU harmonising Member States’ rules on the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products, including e-cigarettes.
Economists' Pick 2 Sept 2016
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Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Measures Covering Professional-use Refrigeration Equipment Enters into Effect EU-wide
This summer, new ecodesign requirements began to apply to business-use refrigerators in the EU. As set out in Commission Regulation 2015/1095 which was published in the EU’s Official Journal just over a year ago on 8 July 2015, the Regulation establishes ecodesign requirements for the placing on the market of professional refrigerated storage cabinets and blast cabinets.
Economists' Pick 2 Sept 2016
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Chinese Smartphones Sales Surge on the Back of Russian Pragmatism
Less brand-conscious, more benefit-oriented, the changed priorities of Russian buyers are the key to sales success.
Economists' Pick 1 Sept 2016
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USA Department of Energy Revises Energy Conservation Regulations for Battery Charges
On August 12 2016 the DOE enacted the final rule for energy conservation regulation for Battery Charger efficiency. Compliance with the standard is required by June 13 2018.
Product Industries 1 Sept 2016
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