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Previous Announcements (since December 2007)
The Companies Registry has been awarded the Silver Prize of the Departmental Service Enhancement Award (Small Department Category) in the Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme 2017 organised by the Civil Service Bureau. The Money Lenders Unit has also been awarded the Bronze Prize and the Special Citation (Integrity Management) under the Team Award (Regulatory/Enforcement Service). For more information, please refer to "Events and Activities" section of this website.
The Companies Registry released statistics for the first half of 2017 on 9 July 2017. Please refer to the press release issued on the same date for details.
The Companies Registry was awarded the "2017 SME Best Partner Award". For more information, please refer to the "Events and Activities" section of this website.
The “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) (Amendment) Bill 2017” and the “Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017” were gazetted today.
Please refer to the Press Release issued on 23 June 2017 for details.
With immediate effect, registered users of e-Registry (www.eregistry.gov.hk) may also submit e-forms (Forms NNC1, NNC1G, NNC3, ND2A and ND4) using CR eFiling to incorporate a company or report changes of directors/company secretaries using smartphones and mobile devices. For details, please refer to the Companies Registry External Circular No. 5/2017.
With immediate effect, Company Users of the e-Registry will be provided with e-Monitor (Self-Monitor) Service free of charge. A local company or a registered non-Hong Kong company which has registered a Company User account with the e-Registry will automatically receive instant electronic notification when a document is registered in the public records of the company. For details, please refer to the Companies Registry External Circular No. 4/2017.
The Companies Registry has issued an External Circular No. 3/2017 to remind companies to avoid some common errors found in prospectuses and related documents delivered for registration pursuant to sections 38D and 342C of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Chapter 32 of the Laws of Hong Kong), with a view to facilitating timely registration of prospectuses.
The Revenue (Reduction of Business Registration Fees) Order 2016, which reduces the prescribed business registration fee by a sum of HK$2,000 at present, will expire on 1 April 2017. Please refer to the website of the Inland Revenue Department and the business registration fee & levy table for details.
With effect from 1 April 2017, all applications for incorporation of local companies and applications for registration of non-Hong Kong companies delivered to the Companies Registry using the One-stop Company and Business Registration Service must be accompanied by the correct business registration fee and levy.
The Registry anticipates that there will be an upsurge of incorporation applications in the last two weeks of March 2017. We will redeploy resources to maintain a quality service as far as practicable. However, it is possible that we may not be able to meet the performance pledges for our services at times of huge influx of incorporation applications. Please refer to the suggested measures for delivery of applications and documents to the Registry.
The Corporate Governance Roundtable (Roundtable), a major conference organised by the Companies Registry, was held today (March 13).
There were around 350 attendees, and 17 prominent speakers sharing their insights and strategies on enhancing corporate governance from international and local perspectives. The Roundtable is one of the events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The Corporate Registers Forum 2017 (CRF) opened in Hong Kong today (March 7).
This year, the conference is organised by the Companies Registry with the theme of "Corporate Registries – Challenges and Opportunities, Today and Tomorrow". The CRF Hong Kong 2017 is one of the events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The Companies Registry has launched the “CR eFiling” mobile application (the App) to facilitate registered users of the e-Registry to submit commonly filed specified forms using smartphones and mobile devices. With the e-form editing feature of the App, registered users can easily retrieve, edit and submit a saved e-form on their mobile devices. For details, please refer to the Companies Registry External Circular No. 2/2017.
Four specified Forms NW2, NW3, NW4 and NW5 are revised for use under the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Chapter 32) with effect from the commencement of Part 2 of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 on 13 February 2017. The revised forms are published in the gazette (G.N. 180 in Gazette No. 2 Vol. 21) on 13 January 2017. For details, please refer to Companies Registry External Circular No. 1/2017 under the ‘Publications and Press Releases’ section of this website.
The Companies Registry has issued an External Circular on “Commencement of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance 2016” today.
Four specified forms which are used in relation to the winding up of a company have been revised and published in the Gazette on 13 January 2017 to facilitate the commencement of the operation of the Amendment Ordinance on 13 February 2017. The revised forms are now available for downloading. Hard copies of individual forms are also available for purchase at the Registry’s office on the 14th floor of the Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.
The Companies Registry will hold a conference entitled “Corporate Governance Roundtable” on 13 March 2017 as part of the celebration programme to mark the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. Regulators from other jurisdictions, practitioners and academics will speak on issues relating to corporate governance from international and local perspectives.
For details of registration and programme, please visit www.cr.gov.hk/cgr.
The Companies Registry released its statistics for the year 2016 on 8 January 2017. Please refer to the press release issued on the same date for details.