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The double taxation agreement (DTA) between Hong Kong and France, which was originally signed on October 21, 2010, came into effect on December 1, 2011.


China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and Hong Kong’s Intellectual Property Department (IPD) signed their first agreement in Hong Kong on November 16 to strengthen co-operation in the area of intellectual property (IP).

By attaching a greater importance to IP, it is intended that the agreement will strengthen co-operation between mainland China and Hong Kong, with a view to working together to promote innovation and economic growth.


The Agreement between the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and the Government of New Zealand for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income has come into effect on November 9, 2011 ( November 10, 2011).

The Agreement was formally signed on December 1, 2010.


On November 8, a double taxation agreement (DTA) between Hong Kong and Malta has been signed.

The comprehensive DTA is the 22nd such agreement concluded by Hong Kong with its trading partners. The agreement should boost closer economic and trade ties between the two places, and provide additional advantages for companies in Malta doing business or invest in Hong Kong, and vice versa.


Hong Kong Looks For International Trade Relationships.


The comprehensive double taxation agreement (DTA) between Hong Kong and the Netherlands, which had been originally signed on March 22, 2010, entered into force on October 24, 2011.

The agreement contains the usual provisions concerning the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income as well as a provision concerning the exchange of tax information.


MB Consultants (HK) Limited took part in an international conference Intax Expo held in Moscow September 26-27, 2011. Conference has become the biggest event of the year for professionals in the field of international tax and corporate law. The conference was attended by more than 400 delegates from all over the world. Two exhibition days were full of presentations from leading tax advisors, auditors and international companies incorporation experts.


Hong Kong has again been ranked by the Fraser Institute as No. 1 in the world for Economic Freedom.

Hong Kong has been ranked No. 1 for more than three decades. This recognition from the Fraser Institute highlights Hong Kong's long-standing commitment to free and open markets. This philosophy has served the region well – in good times and in bad, in times of stability and great upheaval.


The Hong Kong Companies Registry offers a new service that is the issuance of Commemorative Records of Registration. The said document is a kind of presentation folder and shall not be considered the replacement or equivalence of the Certificate of incorporation or the Certificate of business registration. The company may apply for the Commemorative Record of Registration coinciding it to its anniversary or  any other memorable date.


The 14th Plenary of the Hong Kong- Guangdong Cooperation Joint Conference was held in Hong Kong. The Conference was about the review of Hong Kong- Guangdong cooperation progress over the past year and setting up the directions for cooperation on the coming year.

The RMB settlements conducted through Hong Kong banks reached RMB804 billion during during the first half of the year, almost 30% of which were the settlements between Guangdong and Hong Kong.