WTO Lauds free trade regime
Hong Kong’s free and open trade policies and its unwavering support for the multilateral trading system were recognized and commended by the World Trade Organization at a WTO policy review meeting in Geneva (Nov 28). Ambassador Eloi Laourou of Benin, Chair of the WTO Trade Policy Review Body, praised the city for keeping one of the most open and market-oriented economies in the world, and achieving robust economic growth despite a challenging external environment.
Free trade vow at international forum
Hong Kong will continue to leverage on its advantages under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle to promote international free trade, including expanding the Free Trade Agreement networks, said Chief Executive Carrie Lam at the 2018 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (Nov 18).