Founded in 1900, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) is one of the oldest and largest such chambers in Hong Kong. CGCC aims to serve the community and, advancing with time, to maintain Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, reaching out to the world with its roots in Hong Kong and backing from the Motherland.
Anchored in Hong Kong, CGCC strives to build a business, economic and trading platform, and safeguard business interests. At present, it has a membership of nearly 6,000, comprising association, company, individual and affiliate members. With businesses covering a wide spectrum of industrial and commercial activities, CGCC’s members form a strong and broad business network.
CGCC always supports the HKSAR Government’s administration and maintains close liaison with its departments. It also actively participates in and expresses the views of the business community, particularly on policies affecting industry and commerce, speaking up for members and the business community through representatives of the Legislative Council, various government departments and other public institutions and business organisations. The “CGCC (Foundation) Ltd” and “We Care We Share” campaign were initiated by CGCC, which also set up youth training programmes such as the “Internship and Exchange Program for Tertiary Students” and the “Young Astronaut Training Camp” in order to promote business-community care in society and fulfill our corporate social responsibilities.
CGCC plays an active part in China’s ongoing development and reform measures and its steady opening-up to the world. A good number of our members are National People’s Congress deputies and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee members. They offer ideas and suggestions and their contributions are well recognised by national leaders. With a vision of building a “bringing-in and going-out” platform for the country, CGCC maintains close relations with commercial organisations across the border, as well as initiated training programmes for senior officials and executives from the Mainland in 1982. In recent years, CGCC has made strenuous efforts to reinforce economic interaction between Hong Kong and major economic regions on the Mainland. Meanwhile, CGCC has made a timely response to encourage the Hong Kong business community to participate in the country’s strategies such as Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, “Belt and Road” Initiative, “14th Fiveyear” Plan and “Dual Circulation”.
With globalisation on the rise, CGCC endeavours to enhance Hong Kong’s economic ties with its neighbouring economies and the rest of the world. It maintains a close connection with consuls and foreign chambers in Hong Kong, especially Overseas Chinese business associations, as well as actively participating in the World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention. Through its extensive network, CGCC organises a series of promotional events such as the Hong Kong Summit, CGCC World Chinese Entrepreneurs Summit, overseas forums and study missions to showcase Hong Kong’s role as a business hub and financial center and further strengthen regional economic cooperation.
Looking ahead, CGCC will continue to move with the times and fortify its network by fostering closer partnership with business organisations at home and abroad, with a view to promoting Hong Kong as a metropolis characterised by high efficiency and close ties with the global market.
Founded in 1952, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) is a national foreign trade and investment promotion agency.
The major responsibilities of the CCPIT include: implement relevant major national development strategies, and promote foreign trade, bilateral investment and economic & technological cooperation; carry forward cooperation with overseas trade promotion counterparts; receive overseas high-end trade and economic delegations; organize Chinese trade and economy delegations to visit foreign countries; manage overseas trade exhibitions organized by Chinese agencies, participate in affairs of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and World Expo on behalf of the Chinese government; hold or organize Chinese companies to attend trade and economic exhibitions, forums, fairs and other international conferences; represent domestic industry and commerce in the field of foreign trade, and involve into the formulation of trade and economic policies and rules, foreign trade negotiation and making of international commercial rules; carry out legal consulting, commercial conciliation, trade and maritime arbitration; sign and issue certificates of origin for export products and other certificates and documents related to foreign trade, provide intellectual property services such as patent application, trade mark registration, litigation and rights safeguarding; organize industries and enterprises to cope with trade disputes; provide trade and economic information, training services etc.
The CCPIT will establish wide connections with relevant international organizations, trade & investment promotion agencies, commercial associations and business circle, to organize various forms of communication and cooperation. It is committed to enhancing services for companies and making positive contributions to development of bilateral and multilateral trade relationships, promotion of world economic prosperity and improvement of the well-being of all mankind.