With the aim of continuing to deepen the co-operation between Guangdong and Macao and implement joint investment promotion of the Guangdong-Macao Co-operation Industrial Park, enabling the Macao community and interested parties to have better understanding of the investment promotion procedures of the Guangdong-Macao Co-operation Industrial Park and relevant preferential policies in Hengqin, the “Guangdong-Macao Co-operation Industrial Park Joint Investment Promotion and Hengqin Policies Seminar” was jointly organised by the Commercial Office of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation of Guangdong Province, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area and the Zhuhai Investment Promotion Bureau. The seminar was held from 15:00 to 17:00 on Wednesday, 17 July 2013, at the Lotus Room located on the 5th floor of the Macao World Trade Centre Building.

During the Seminar, speeches were made by Mr. Hu Jingyan, Deputy Director-General of Economic Affairs Department, Head of Commercial Office of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR and Mr. Chen Yuehua, Deputy Director-General of Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation of Guangdong Province. Mr. Jackson Chang, IPIM’s President, talked about the guidelines and arrangements of the joint investment promotion of the industrial park. Mr. Yezhen, Deputy Director of the Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area, briefed on the priority industries, policies on taxation, customs clearance, finance and trade in services, as well as the business environment in Hengqin. Mr. Liuyang, Director of Exchange and Co-operation Bureau of the Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai, gave a presentation on the “Guiding Catalogue for the Development of Industries in the Hengqin New Area”. Mr. Yanwu, Director of Finance Affairs Bureau of the Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai gave a presentation on the “Interim Administrative Measures of the Department of Finance of Guangdong Province on Subsidising the Differences in Personal Income Tax of Hong Kong and Macao Residents Working in the Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai”. A Q & A session was held to enable participants to raise questions on the requirements and procedures of investing in the industrial park, as well as related preferential policies in Hengqin.

Macao enterprises and investors interested in investing in the Guangdong and Macao Co-operation Industrial park may submit their application to Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) between 1 August to 31 October. Application Collection Counter of Guangdong-Macao Co-operation Industrial Park in Hengqin is located at IPIM’s Macao Business Support Centre (address: 19th Floor, China Civil Plaza Building, 263 Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção, Macao). For enquiries, please contact 853-2872 8328 or email to onestopservcie@ipim.gov.mo, or visit IPIM’s website www.ipim.gov.mo.