2021 Events

Hong Kong and Indonesia fight against the epidemic  (2021 Aug)

Hong Kong and Indonesia fight against the epidemic 

As the new variant of Covid-19 spreads rampantly across Indonesia. The Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (InachamHK) is obliged by our community to organize aid to relive the desperate situation.

As the country with the largest number of Indonesian with Chinese-descent, Indonesia has long established a deep relationship with Hong Kong and China, not to mention with many Indonesian diasporas from both regions fostering a vibrant business and cultural exchange. The bond between Hong Kong and Indonesia has long been inseparable.

Recently, the new wave of Covid-19 Delta variant has caused much suffering and desperation for many Indonesians, and local demand for medical aids are in short supply. To this end, InachamHK and the Hong Kong Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations Charitable Foundation. donated a total of HK$ 500,000 to purchase one hundred oxygen concentrators from Guangdong OWGELS Science & Technology Co., Ltd. and donated them to local hospitals via of Yayasan BUMN Untuk Indonesia. This could not have happened without the support of the Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong.

The oxygen concentrators were sent from Hong Kong International Airport in the early morning of 23th August 2021 via Garuda Indonesia airline, arriving in Jakarta on the same day. All units were stored in government warehouses and distributed to designated hospitals after completing the clearance procedures.

The arrangement of this donation was carried out swiftly and with actively proposed by the business community in Hong Kong, taking a total of ten days to mobilize one hundred units of oxygen concentrator from China to Indonesia.

Once again, special thanks to Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong for its relentless assistance and support throughout the process.

This donation was only made possible by the Hong Kong Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations Charitable Foundation, the Hong Kong Overseas Chinese General Association and various Indonesian organizations working closely together. Generous donors include but are not limited to: Mr. James Hartono, Mr. YU Guo Chun, Mr. CHAN Chun Keung, Mr. Tjia Boen Sien, Mr. Li Chang Sheng, Mr. Zhang Ren Qiang, Mr. Liang Gan Ji, Mr. Ye Lian Yi, and Mr. CHAN Pak Lam Brian. Once again InachamHK thank all parties for their support.

Photo caption: The oxygen concentrators donated to Indonesia was transported to Jakarta via Hong Kong International Airport.

港印同心 共對疫情 

新冠肺炎變種病毒肆虐,於東南亞國家情況尤為嚴重。香港印尼商會作為香港及印尼之間的商務橋樑,更是責無旁貸。

印尼作為海外最多華人的國家,加上多年來與香港及中國之間的人民及商務交流,兩地早已建立深厚交情,更有為數不少的印尼歸僑商家及印尼商家活躍於兩地之間,香港與印尼的關係早已是密不可分。一方有難,有能力的自當略盡綿力,以解燃眉之急。

近期新冠肺炎疫情於印尼情況嚴重加劇,當地百姓對防疫物資的需求十分緊張。為此,香港印尼商會 聯同 香港僑界社團聯會慈善基金 合共捐款50萬港元,向廣東歐格斯科技有限公司購買100台製氧機,並通過印尼當地機構 Yayasan BUMN Untuk Indonesia 捐贈到當地醫院。整個捐贈活動亦感激得到印尼駐港總領事館大力協助。

100台製氧機亦已於2021年8月23日凌晨經香港國際機場,由印尼嘉魯達航空運送到印尼首都雅加達,全數存放於政府倉庫,並在完成各種手續後,由有關方面派發到各醫院單位,支援抵禦疫情。

此次組織動員迅速,在短期內得到大批歸僑及在港印尼商家積極響應,踴躍捐贈資金。由收集製氧機貨源信息,到協調運輸交接等捐贈細節,前後僅用了10天時間,便將100台製氧機空運到印尼雅加達指定地點。實實在在體現了中華民族「一方有難、八方支援」的優良傳統,更體現了兩地深厚的情誼。

這次捐贈活動能夠順利圓滿,更要特別感謝印尼駐港總領事館的大力協助與支持。

是次捐贈活動,由香港印尼商會、香港僑界社團聯會慈善基金、香港華僑華人總會以及印尼當地機構等共同合作,聯手抗疫。參與捐贈的香港印尼歸僑包括(但不限於):何震發先生、余國春先生、陳進強先生、謝文盛先生、李常勝先生、張仁強先生、梁淦基先生、葉聯意先生、及陳柏林先生等20多位人士。再一次感謝各方鼎力支持。

圖片說明:捐贈印尼的製氧機經香港國際機場運送雅加達。

InachamHK Members Happy Hour (2021 July)

After being delayed for a long time due to pandemic restrictions, InachamHK finally held a gathering with members.  The event which was held on 8 July was also attended by representatives from the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Hong Kong.  Hopefully, similar activities will be held again in the near future, to strengthen the relationship between members and InachamHK.

SME Strategies for Success: How to expand your e-commerce market in Southeast Asia (2021 May)

The webinar was hosted by E-Commerce Association of Hong Kong, they invited InachamHK members Mr. Benson Chang, Mr. Brian Chan and Mr. Kevin So as speakers to introduce the customs clearance and tax issues of relevant countries in Southeast Asia.  The guest speakers provided the analysis of business secrets in the Southeast Asian e-commerce market as a reference to the SME pricing of goods.

Hong Kong AEO Programme Introductory Meeting (2021 Apr.)

InachamHK fully supports the efforts of the Hong Kong Custom and Excise Department in optimizing the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program after meeting at InachamHK office on 29 April 2021.  The program details are attached in the following announcement and this opportunity is open to business practitioners.

InnoPreneur ASEAN: Indonesia - Take a Sneak Peek of Indonesia - Mapping Out Your Business Expansion (2021 Apr.)

InachamHK proudly participated in anothwebinat event collaborated with HKPC, on 27 April.  Indonesia is one small step away from having its first trade agreement with European countries including Iceland and Norway after The House of Representatives recently approved the draft for the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IE-CEPA).

The Bill over the deal is between Indonesia and the four countries that make up the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.  The four EFTA countries together ranked 15th among Indonesia’s export destinations last year.

The agenda covered Indonesia Government’s support to foreign investors, an overview of popular industrial parks in Indonesia; tips  on how to land Indonesia with success; how  smart technology and digital transformation are changing the logistics world and labor-intensive industry; insight on the e-commerce and logistics trends;

Dashun - Indonesia Construction Event (2021 Apr.)

This event  is organised by Dashun Foundation and funded by the Trade and Industrial Organisation Support Fund of the Trade and Industry Department, HKSAR Government and fully supported by InachamHK.  Organized by Dashun Foundation, a HKSAR non profit-making charitable institution, this project aims to provide up-to-date information on the trends of the development of Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar on business environment in relation to infrastructure and building sectors.  It intends to give an in-depth discussion on relevant regulations and policies in the regions, to analyse the factors that might influence the opportunities, risk management and business strategies of the Hong Kong construction industry in their infrastructure and building projects in Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar.

Indonesia Leading Edge: Omnibus Law Series - Recent Development in Real Estate Sector (2021 Apr.)

Indonesia’s real estate market is said to grow at CAGR of 16.37% in the next 10 years.  Whether you are a real estate investor or developer, this new regulation will change how you invest your capital in the No. 1 ASEAN Economy, 4th most populous country in the world.  InachamHK and Baker McKenzie (HHP Law Firm) organized the first webinar series on Omnibus Law, specific in Trade Sector on 21 April.  The event was organized by Baker McKenzie, Bank Mandiri, Hong Kong Indonesia Business Association, HKTDC, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (Inacham) Hong Kong, Macau, China with the full support of the Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong.  InachamHK hopes that this webinar series will benefit all participants by providing accurate information about Omnibus Law in Indonesia from the perspective of legal practitioners.

Indonesia Leading Edge: Omnibus Law Series - Recent Development in Trade Sector (2021 Mar.)

InachamHK and Baker McKenzie (HHP Law Firm) organized the first webinar series on Omnibus Law, specific in Trade Sector last March 31.  The event was organized by Baker McKenzie, Bank Mandiri, Hong Kong Indonesia Business Association, HKTDC, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (Inacham) Hong Kong, Macau, China with the full support of the Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong. InachamHK hopes that this webinar series will benefit all participants by providing accurate information about Omnibus Law in Indonesia from the perspective of legal practitioners.

Indonesia Leading Edge: Omnibus Law Series - Recent Employment Law Development and Information (2021 Mar.)

InachamHK and Baker McKenzie (HHP Law Firm) launched the first of three-webinar series on the Omnibus Law (also known as The Job Creation Act) last March 10.  The webinar was attended by the Indonesian Consul General, as well as members of InachamHK, Macau and Mainland China.  The agenda covered the implementing Regulations of the Omnibus Law, Definite Period Employment Agreement, Employment of Foreigners, Termination of Employment. InachamHK hopes that this webinar series will benefit all participants by providing accurate information about Omnibus Law in Indonesia from the perspective of legal practitioners.  Stay tune for more events that could give you a leading edge on your business!