Trade and Industry Bureau

The Trade and Industry Bureau (Chinese: 工商局, TIB[1]) is a former policy bureau of the Government of Hong Kong, which was responsible for securing Hong Kong's access to the world market, helping Hong Kong manufacturers remain competitive in international markets, enhancing the protection of intellectual property rights, and promoting Hong Kong customers' interests.[2] It was headed by Secretary for Trade and Industry.[1][3]

The bureau was established on 1 July 1997 due to the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong, and lasted until July 1, 2000,[4] when it was renamed and re-organised as the Commerce and Industry Bureau to reflect its expanded responsibilities in Hong Kong's industry and commerce.[4][5]

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  1. 1 2 "Trade and Industry Bureau - High Value-added and Competitive Industries" (PDF). Hong Kong: HKSAR Government. p. 4. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  2. "1997 Policy Address - Trade and Industry Bureau". Hong Kong: HKSAR Government. 1997. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. "香港工商及科技局" (in Chinese). China: baidu. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Hong Kong 2000 - Reorganisation of Commerce and Industry Bureau". Hong Kong: HKSAR Government. 2000. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. "Reorganisation of Trade and Industry Bureau and Its Supporting Departments" (PDF). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Legislative Council. 2000–2001. Retrieved 30 August 2014.

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