The Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association Summary
The Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ and Exporters’ Association (HKCIEA) was founded in 1954. Gathering business leaders from import and export industry, HKCIEA is one of the most significant organizations of the import and export industry and one of the major chambers of commerce in Hong Kong. The incumbent president is Mr Lam Lung On, JP, representative of the NPC.
HKCIEA representatives have been elected as councilor of the import and export functional constituency since the 1st Legislative Council of Hong Kong. The Honorary President of HKCIEA Mr. Wong Ting Kwong GBS, JP is the incumbent councilor.
Import and export trade industry is the pillar industry in Hong Kong economy, contributing 20% of GDP. Serving more than 500,000 employees of import and export sector, HKCIEA is the most representative chamber of commerce in import and export functional constituency.
Since its founding, HKCIEA has been committed to facilitating trade exchanges between its members and the rest of the world, and has been gradually developing into a platform for its members to express opinions, collect various political and social information so as to make contribution to society and to strengthen liaison between members.
HKCIEA makes every effort to assist industries in understanding the changes of government policies and the business environment, by holding economic forums, seminars and publishing research reports, the business sector would thus be enabled to better understand the business environment. At the same time, HKCIEA also acts as a bridge between government and business sectors, releasing policy information to members on one hand, while conveying their views to relevant government departments on the other.
HKCIEA strives to give back to the community by carrying out activities such as business exchanges, trade missions in Mainland, national education, leadership training as well as charity drives. HKCIEA has been actively participating in political affairs as an association in the pro-establishment functional constituency since the return of Hong Kong to the Motherland. We will contribute to the effort to social harmony and fully support the Hong Kong government to govern according to law.
HKCIEA has nine working departments, including Industrial and Commercial Committee, Social Affairs Committee, Mainland and Taiwan Affairs Committee, Members Affairs Committee, External Affairs Committee , Youth Affairs Committee, Women Affairs Committee, Research Department and Finance Department. HKCIEA Secretariat provides comprehensive support for the Association.