AmCham HK’s Policy Address Submission to the HKSAR Chief Executive


Hong Kong – September 3, 2018 The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong submitted its recommendations to the HKSAR Administration led by Chief Executive Mrs. Carrie Lam, who will deliver her Policy Address speech in mid-October.

“In order to remain competitive as a world class city, people around the world need to understand what makes Hong Kong unique, special and important. The city can no longer rest on its laurels and expect basic promotion to build an understanding of its advantages and aspirations,” said AmCham President Tara Joseph.

On top of industry-specific recommendations, AmCham calls on the HKSAR to address some key issues to renew and invigorate Hong Kong in a new economic era:

  • Reorient the current brand towards a new economic era 
  • Incorporate sustainable development into the economic transformation plan  
  • Make the New Central Harbourfront Site 3 the role model for the development of Hong Kong as a premier global city
  • Foster internationally friendly trade and travel policies in the Greater Bay Area  
  • Adopt a community-based approach and foster public-private partnerships in smart city development

Following AmCham’s Smart City Summit held on June 27, 2018, AmCham submitted its recommendations to the Chief Executive calling for a community and people-oriented approach towards smart city development, as well as more public-private partnerships drawing attention to global smart city trends to see real transformation.

Please click here for the Full Text of the Submission.

Please contact the following persons for further details or interview arrangement.

Agnes Tsang (Ms.)
Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs
Tel: (852) 2530 6927
E-mail: [email protected]

Queenie Tsui (Ms.)
Manager, Government Relations & Public Affairs
Tel: (852) 2530 6914
E-mail: [email protected]




With roughly 1,600 members, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) is one of the largest American Chambers outside the United States, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong, and one of the most dynamic and influential international business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. AmCham’s mission is to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong, and Mainland China; and to enhance Hong Kong's stature as an international business center.