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China Clamps Down on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Products
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has initiated a crackdown on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products.
Economists' Pick 25 May 2018
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HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair Survey Spring 2018: Promising Market Despite Lingering Trade Friction Concerns
Despite the shadow cast by the ongoing China-US trade friction, electronics industry players remain cautiously optimistic about the market’s prospects, according to a survey conducted during the 2018 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition). Electronics / electrical accessories were backed as likely to be much sought after. Products incorporated smart features would have a high level of consumer appeal, while also commanding a premium price.
Economists' Pick 25 May 2018
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INDONESIA: Projects with FDI Backing Below US$35 Million Set for 50% CIT Cut
A 50% cut in corporate income tax, over a five-year period, is on offer for all new FDI projects valued in the Rp100 billion (US$7.16 million) to Rp500 billion (US$35.2 million) range.
Economists' Pick 25 May 2018
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50% of All New IoT Devices Destined for Asia-Pacific Region by 2026
Asia is set to be the driving force behind the development of smart cities, while also clearly being at the forefront of embracing and utilising Internet of Things technology, according to many of the keynote speakers at IoT Asia 2018.
Economists' Pick 23 May 2018
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Colombia Adopts New Technical Requirements for Batteries
Colombia recently issued through Joint Resolution 721/2018 new mandatory technical requirements for domestically-produced and imported zinc-carbon and alkaline batteries classified under HTSCO 8506.10.1100, 8506.10.1900, 8506.10.9110, 8506.10.9190 and 8506.10.9900, with the exception of rechargeable batteries, button cell batteries and batteries entered as non-commercial samples.
Economists' Pick 11 May 2018
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Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Repeal Safeguard Duties on Solar Cells and Modules
A bi-partisan group of House lawmakers led by Rep. Jacky Rosen (Democrat-Nevada) introduced legislation on 18 April to repeal the safeguard measure President Trump imposed on 23 January on imports of crystalline silicone photovoltaic cells and modules.
Economists' Pick 11 May 2018
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Asia: The Next Start-up Frontier Multimedia
When it comes to entrepreneurship, the CEO and Founder of BootUP Ventures believes having the right mindset is key. Mukul Agarwal spoke with the HKTDC at the 2018 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) about how entrepreneurs can stand out in today's start-up landscape, and shared why Hong Kong is particularly well-suited for launching a business.
Multimedia 4 May 2018
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Smart Tech, Smart living: Hong Kong Spring Electronics Fair and ICT Expo 2018 Multimedia
Asia’s largest event of its kind, the 15th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the concurrent International ICT Expo, took place from 13-16 April, 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. One of the featured areas is the Start-up zone, where 110 start-up companies showcased their latest products and cutting-edge technologies. The twin fairs featured over 3,500 exhibitors, and attracted more than 98,000 buyers from 151 countries and regions.
Multimedia 4 May 2018
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Surge in Audiobook Sales Sees Russians Emerge as Well-Read Army
Clear opportunities for Hong Kong electronic suppliers with audiobook sector on course for 40% growth this year.
Economists' Pick 23 April 2018
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Make in India: Phased Manufacturing Programme Fuels Demand for Electronic Parts (2)
India was Hong Kong’s third largest export market in 2017 and its fourth largest market for electronics and electrical parts. But with India determined to strengthen its electronic clusters and boost domestic production via its Phased Manufacturing Programme, hoping to bring down electronic imports to a net level of zero by 2020, this will have an impact on Hong Kong suppliers of affected items.
Economists' Pick 17 April 2018
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Make in India: Phased Manufacturing Programme Fuels Demand for Electronic Parts (1)
India was Hong Kong’s third largest export market in 2017 and its fourth largest market for electronics and electrical parts. But with India determined to strengthen its electronic clusters and boost domestic production via its Phased Manufacturing Programme, hoping to bring down electronic imports to a net level of zero by 2020, this will have an impact on Hong Kong suppliers of affected items.
Economists' Pick 16 April 2018
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Argentina Announces New Requirements for Electrical Equipment
Argentina has unveiled a new regulatory regime to ensure that electrical equipment commercialised in the country provides an adequate level of protection to consumers, property and household pets.
Economists' Pick 13 April 2018
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VIETNAM: CIT Rate to be Lowered to 15-17% in Bid to Boost Competitiveness
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently revealed in a business summit that the government has planned to reduce the country’s corporate income tax (CIT) rate from 20-22% at present to 15-17%.
Economists' Pick 11 April 2018
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Opinion from Highest EU Court on Energy Labelling of Vacuum Cleaners Could Have Ramifications for Other Appliances As Well
An opinion delivered by an Advocate General of the EU’s Court of Justice contends that suppliers and dealers of vacuum cleaners may not use supplementary labels which reproduce or clarify the information contained in the energy label which is required by an EU regulation. Hong Kong sellers of electrical household appliances should note that the opinion, although it concerns vacuum cleaners, has ramifications also for other appliances that are subject to the EU’s energy labelling rules.
Economists' Pick 6 April 2018
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INDIA: 10% Customs Duty Imposed on Imported Mobile Phone PCBs, Camera Modules and Connectors
Basic Customs Duty (BCD) of 10% is now payable on all imported populated printed circuit boards (PCBs), camera modules and connectors for mobile phones.
Economists' Pick 6 April 2018
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The Science of Appliances Woos US Home Gadget Fans at Chicago Expo
While smartphone-compatible, digital home appliances proved the biggest draw for affluent Generation Y consumers at the recent International Home + Housewares Show, there was still space for a small number of low-tech interlopers.
Economists' Pick 4 April 2018
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INDIA: Import of Pre-owned Electronic Goods for Export Processing Approved
Pre-owned electronic goods will now be permitted to be imported into India on the condition that the imported items are exported.
Economists' Pick 4 April 2018
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Argentina Again Extends Deadline to Comply with Technical Requirements for Electric Metres
The Argentinean government has again extended the deadline for producers, importers and sellers to comply with the technical requirements for electric metres laid out under Resolution 90/2012 as amended.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
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INDIA: Customs Duty on Open Cell Displays Cut from 10% to 5%
The Indian government has cut the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on imported open cell displays for LED and LCD television panels from 10% to 5%.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
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INDIA: Up To 70% Safeguard Duty Looms Over Solar Cell Imports
A safeguard duty of up to 70% will be imposed on all solar cells imported into India from developed countries as well as from China and Malaysia for a period of 200 days if a proposal to that effect, which has been made by the country’s Directorate General of Safeguards, is accepted by the government.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
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