Overseas measures affecting Hong Kong trading interests
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 66 of 2000 s. 3
(1) If it appears to the Chief Executive-
(a) that measures have been or are proposed to be taken by or under the law of any place outside Hong Kong for regulating or controlling international trade; and
(b) that those measures, in so far as they apply or would apply to things done or to be done outside the territorial jurisdiction of that place by persons carrying on business in Hong Kong, are damaging or threaten to damage the trading interests of Hong Kong,
the Chief Executive may by order direct that this section shall apply to those measures either generally or in their application to such cases as may be specified in the order.
(2) The Chief Executive may by order make provision for requiring, or enabling the Chief Executive to require, a person in Hong Kong who carries on business in Hong Kong to give notice to the Chief Executive of any requirement or prohibition imposed or threatened to be imposed on that person pursuant to any measures in so far as this section applies to such measures by virtue of an order under subsection (1).
(3) The Chief Executive may give to any person in Hong Kong who carries on business in Hong Kong such directions for prohibiting compliance with any such requirement or prohibition as is mentioned in subsection (2) as he considers appropriate for avoiding damage to the trading interests of Hong Kong.
(4) Directions given under subsection (3) may be either general or special and may prohibit compliance with any requirement or prohibition either absolutely or in such cases or subject to such conditions as to consent or otherwise as may be specified in the directions.
(5) General directions given under subsection (3) shall be published in such manner as appears to the Chief Executive to be appropriate.
(6) In this section "trade" (貿易) includes any activity carried on in the course of a business of any description and "trading interests" (貿易權益) shall be construed accordingly.
(Enacted 1995. Amended 66 of 2000 s. 3)
[cf. 1980 c. 11 s. 1 U.K.]