Company Registry in Hong Kong has sanctioned approximately 1 in 4 firms during Anti-Money Laundering Inspections on 1,800 TCSPs licensed operators

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Since March 2018, Company Registry imply Guideline on Compliance of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter -Terrorist Financing Requirements for Trust or Company Services Providers.  There has been total of 1800 of TCSP licenses issued within the past 1.5 year.  There has been 1024 TCSP licensed operator being interviewed. Total of 452 warnings given out to licensed holder and 32 firms has been …

The 2019- 2020 Budget Highlights for Enterprises in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan recently set out his budget for 2019-2020.  Due to the uncertainties in the global economic landscape caused a decline in growth and confidence among enterprises. The budget was prepared with the aim of “supporting enterprises, safeguarding jobs, stabilising the economy, strengthening livelihoods.” Below is the highlight of the budget for SMEs. Support for Enterprises Waiver of …

APEC Travel Card arrangements with US and Canada

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The United States and Canada are two members that participate in the APEC program. The American and Canadian APEC cardholders can use expedited immigration when they visit the APEC participating countries. However, they must have a US and Canada visa when they visit these two countries. In the US, the Customs and Border Protection is the government agency that handles …

HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME A NOTARY PUBLIC

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You’ve passed your test, been 7 years a solicitor, and gotten your letter? Now it’s time to begin the application process by requesting your Letter of No Objection. No, you can’t just apply to become a Notary Public. First, you have to state your case to the Society of Notaries that you’re fit to even try. The Letter of No …

THE TIME FOR CHINESE TO HONOR THE DEAD, CHING MING FESTIVAL

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Ching Ming Festival is a traditional Chinese festival that usually falls at the beginning of April every year. Chinese spend the day showing their respect for their ancestors by visiting their graveyards and praying for them. These visitors hope to receive blessings and protection from their ancestors. During the graveyard visit, the Chinese will burn joss paper, sweep their ancestors’ graves, …

Entrepreneur Interview

Entrepreneur Interview Fyiona ~ Millennial Engagement Expert

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Entrepreneur Interview Fyiona An introduction Fyiona recently started her entrepreneurial journey by founding her company ‘Wholistic Coachsulting’ with the help of Centre O. She nicely accepted to share her experience about taking the step of becoming an entrepreneur! Enjoy reading 🙂 The interview 1)     What made you became an entrepreneur? First, As the youngest Head of Operations in Shell, I heard much …

Hong Kong Optical Fair

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The 25th Hong Kong Optical Fair will be held from the 8th of November to the 10th of November in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The admission is trade only with no visitors under 18 allowed. At this expo, you can find binoculars, optometric instruments, and sporting eyewear. If you are in the optometry field or the fashion …

COMPNANY AUDIT FAQ

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  Auditing is the number two hot topic (after taxation) when it comes to company administrative FAQs. Here we answer a few of them:  Question 1: When do I do my first audit? You can actually select either the 12th or 18th month since company incorporation to do your first audit.  Question 2: What information do I need in order …