The Next Trading Hotspot: Hainan Free Trade Port

30 Jul 2020

The Overall Plan of the Hainan Free Trade Port, released by Chinese authorities on June 1st, 2020, is regarded as the most important strategic plan implemented for future growth. By transforming the entire island province of Hainan into a free trade port (FTP), the Overall Plan for the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port will form the largest Free Trade Port in China. For Australian firms, Hainan will provide broader market access – particularly for industries like telecommunications, tourism, modern services, high and new technology, and education – in addition to a phased plan for capital account opening and free flow of money between Hainan and overseas markets.

ACBC QLD, in partnership with the China Construction Bank (CCB) Sydney Branch, invites members and friends to join our guest speaker Han Shengjian, the Director General of the Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development, who will provide an introduction to the Hainan Free Trade Port Overall Plan, exploring the policies that are designed to make Hainan a strategic trade and investment destination in China. Hikmet Smith and Esther Yu from the China Construction Bank Sydney Branch will introduce the Trade Finance services and support that they have been offering to facilitate trade between Australia and China.

Key discussion points include:

  • Introduction of the Hainan Free Trade Port Overall Plan; including the background, goal and timeline of establishing the port.
  • The special and unique policies for the Hainan Free Trade Port; including tax, talent introduction and financial assistance.
  • Highlighting industries that will benefit from the development of the Hainan Free Trade Port
  • Introduction of the CCB Sydney Trade Finance Team services that they have been offering to facilitate trade between Australia and China.
  • Introduction of the CCB Match Plus Platform, a newly designed platform that provides additional support for global clients, particularly Australian companies that are interested in exploring the opportunities within the Hainan Free Trade Port.

If you would like to pose a question to one of the speakers ahead of the event, please email them to eventsqld@acbc.com.au

Speakers

Han Shengjian, Director General, Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development

Lan Yuqiang, Director of the Economic and Commercial Office, Chinese Consulate-General, Brisbane

Hikmet Smith, Executive Director, China Construction Bank (CCB) Sydney Trade Finance Department

Esther Yu, Senior Associate, China Construction Bank (CCB), Sydney Branch

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 26th August, 2020

Time: 11am – 12pm AEST

Format: Zoom Webinar

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