Hong Kong, Guangdong Province and Macao sign MOU on jointly promoting development of standards in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (with photos)

     The Trade and Industry Department, the Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation (GAMR) and the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (ETDB) of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on jointly promoting the development of standards in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA Standards) in Shenzhen today (April 24) with a view to strengthening the development of GBA Standards.
     The MOU was signed by the Director-General of Trade and Industry, Ms Maggie Wong; the Director of the GAMR, Mr Liu Guangming; and the Director of the ETDB, Mr Tai Kin-ip, at the Ceremony of Announcing the GBA Standards.
     Ms Wong said that establishing standards can improve product and service quality, promote technological progress, and ensure safety and health, which is also an important technical support for economic activities and social development. In accordance with the national strategic plan and with the strong support of the Central Government, the governments of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao are jointly promoting standardisation in the GBA.
     In the long run, the work on GBA Standards can promote the harmonisation of rules in relevant sectors in the region, foster the interconnectivity and integrated development of the three places, and help build the GBA Standards brand, bringing benefits to the sectors. 
     The list of GBA Standards announced covers a total of 110 items in the fields of food quality and safety, Cantonese cuisine, transportation, mechanical and electrical products, as well as medical care, nursing care, education, e-sports, etc. The GBA Standards are non-compulsory standards published by the Standardization Research Center for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, after consultations with relevant industries by the governments of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. Enterprises of the relevant industries are welcome to use the standards.
     For information about the GBA Standards, please visit the website of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Standard Information Public Service Platform at www.gbsrc.org.cn/.

Ends/Monday, April 24, 2023
Issued at HKT 19:53