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Invest Hong Kong encourages Tianjin logistics and shipping enterprises to eye global expansion
香港投資推廣署鼓勵天津物流與航運企業高瞻遠矚 佈局全球

Logistics and shipping enterprises in Tianjin were encouraged to "Go Global" in a seminar hosted by Invest Hong Kong on April 29, 2011.

The seminar, titled "Hong Kong-Your Platform to Go Global: Logistics and Maritime Development", was co-organised with the Commercial Office of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (CPG) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Tianjin Commission of Commerce. Supporting organisations included the Department of Outward Investment and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China. Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, Miss Victoria Tang; Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Department and Head of Commerce Office of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the CPG in the HKSAR, Mr Yang Yi; and Assistant Inspector of Tianjin Commission of Commerce, Mr Xiao Dong; delivered welcome speeches. Supporting organisations include the Financial Affairs Office of Tianjin Municipal People's Government, the Office of Border Control Service of Tianjin Municipal Government, Tianjin Transport and Logistics Association, Tianjin Federation of Industry and Commerce as well as the Tianjin Development Holdings Ltd.

In her remarks, Miss Tang said, "Both Hong Kong and Tianjin enjoy well-equipped and conveniently-located port facilities. The two cities also maintain very close economic and trade ties. Tianjin is at the centre of the Bohai Economic Sphere, and embodies the cultural influence of North China evident in cities like Beijing and Tianjin while displaying the attraction of a growing marine economy. Over 100 Tianjin companies were set up in Hong Kong, and as at the end of 2010, nine Tianjin companies are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange."

Highlighting Hong Kong's business advantages and opportunities for Tianjin logistics and shipping companies, Miss Tang said, "Hong Kong has world-class transport and logistics infrastructure, including first rate roads and rail links, the world's busiest cargo airport and the world's third busiest container ports. Its strategic geographical location enables goods to be delivered to half of the world's population within a five hour flight, including Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia.

"As an international financial centre, Hong Kong offers a wide range of quality professional services in the legal, arbitration, insurance and capital raising sectors, to meet the needs of Mainland shipping companies in building up their international operations. The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement also grants Hong Kong registered shipping companies preferential policy for operating in the Mainland," Miss Tang added.

At the seminar, Partner of Tax and China Business Advisory Services of PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd, Ms Cathy Jiang; Deputy Representative of Beijing Representative Office of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, Ms Judy Huang; and President of Hong Kong Logistics Association, Mr Stephen Cheng spoke about Hong Kong's advantages in taxation; public listing and the maritime industry, encouraging Tianjin logistics and shipping companies to leverage Hong Kong's facilities and excellent services, particularly the flexible and diversified capital raising platform.

Vice President of Business Development of DTW Supply Chain Management, Ms Sharon Ma, shared with participants of the seminar the company's successful experience in setting up logistics and shipping business in Hong Kong.


天津大田集團供應鏈管理業務開發副總裁兼大田集團(香港)有限公司集團董事馬雪君應邀向與會企業分享了赴港投資開展物流與航運業務的經驗。

香港特別行政區政府投資推廣署於四月二十九日在天津舉辦專題研討會,鼓勵當地物流及航運企業放眼全球。

是次「立足香港‧邁向國際」物流與航運業發展專題研討會由香港特區政府投資推廣署及中央人民政府駐香港特別行政區聯絡辦公室經濟部貿易處、天津市商務委員會共同主辦,並得到中華人民共和國商務部對外投資和經濟合作司的支持。香港特區政府投資推廣署助理署長鄧仲敏、中央人民政府駐香港特別行政區聯絡辦公室兼貿易處負責人楊益、天津市商務委員會副巡視員蕭棟在會上致歡迎辭。天津市人民政府金融服務辦公室、天津市人民政府口岸服務辦公室、天津市交通與物流協會、天津市工商業聯合會,及天津津聯投資控股有限公司是本次研討會的協辦單位。

鄧仲敏在會議上致辭時說:「香港和天津都擁有設備完善、位置優越的港口,津港兩地經濟關係密切,經貿往來也日益頻繁。天津市地處環渤海經濟圈的中心,既蘊涵華北京津文化的特色,又展示藍色海洋經濟的魅力。現時有超過一百家天津企業赴港投資,而直至二○一○年底,已有九家天津企業在港上市。」

談到天津物流及航運企業在港發展的營商環境和機遇,鄧仲敏指出:「香港擁有世界級的基礎建設,以及物流和交通設施,包括一流的道路和軌道網絡,世界最繁忙的貨運機場樞紐及排名世界第三的貨櫃港口。其優越的地理位置使貨物可在五小時之內空運至佔世界一半人口的中國內地、日本、韓國、澳大利亞和東南亞市場。」

她續說:「香港作為國際金融中心,無論在法律、仲裁、保險、融資等方面的專業服務,都可為內地航運企業拓展國際業務提供便利。《內地與香港關於建立更緊密經貿關係的安排》更賦予香港航運公司在中國內地市場經營優惠的條件。」

羅兵咸永道有限公司(香港)稅務及中國商務諮詢部合夥人江凱、香港交易及結算所有限公司北京代表處副代表黃興玲及香港物流協會會長鄭會友分別就香港的稅務、上市融資和航運業優勢在會上發表了演講,鼓勵天津物流及航運企業應充分利用香港的設施及服務優勢,尤其是靈活多樣的融資管道。

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