INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES) (OFFICE OF THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES) ORDER
L.N. 166 of 2003
PROVISIONS OF OFFICE AGREEMENT HAVING THE FORCE
OF LAW IN HONG KONG
3. The European Communities-the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community-shall each have legal personality in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Accordingly, the European Communities shall have the capacity to conclude contracts, to acquire and dispose of immovable and movable property as necessary for the effective fulfillment of their duties, in accordance with the procedural and administrative requirements imposed by the law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and by any other law of the People's Republic of China, and to conduct legal proceedings, and shall be represented for that purpose by the Commission.
4. The Office, its Head and members accredited by the Commission of the European Communities who are nationals of the member states of the European Communities but not in their capacity as the permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as well as the members of their families forming part of their respective households, shall enjoy consular privileges and immunities as correspond to those enjoyed by consular posts, Heads and members of consular posts in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 24 April 1963.
They will, consistent with the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and the other national laws of China applicable in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in accordance with the Basic Law, enjoy such rights and consular privileges and immunities as are necessary for the effective fulfillment of their duties.
5. The laissez-passer issued by the European Communities to officials and other servants of its institutions shall be recognized as a valid travel document.