Registry for Trust and Company Service Providers
Unit 1208, 12/F, One Kowloon, 1 Wang Yuen Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

What's New


15/06/2018
Gazettal of lists of relevant persons and relevant entities specified by the United Nations Sanctions Regulations

The updated lists of relevant persons and relevant entities specified by the United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2018 (Cap. 537, sub. Leg. CA) and United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Cap. 537, sub. Leg. AW) are published in the Gazette on 15 June 2018. You can refer to the Gazette Notices listed below for details.

Central African Republic
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20182224/egn201822244161.pdf

Libya
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20182224/egn201822244162.pdf
07/05/2018
Publication of Hong Kong’s Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Report

01/03/2018
A New Licensing Regime for Trust or Company Service Providers commences operation

A new licensing regime for trust or company service providers (“TCSPs”) commences operation today.

Under the new licensing regime, TCSPs are required to apply for a licence from the Registrar of Companies and satisfy a “fit-and-proper” test before they can provide trust or company services as a business in Hong Kong. Any person who carries on a trust or company service business in Hong Kong without a licence commits an offence. TCSP licensees are also required to comply with the statutory customer due diligence and record-keeping requirements as set out in Schedule 2 to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, Cap. 615.

Applications for TCSP licences can be sent by mail or delivered to a new Registry, the Registry for Trust and Company Service Providers, at Kowloon Bay or made online at www.tcsp.cr.gov.hk.

For details, please visit website www.tcsp.cr.gov.hk.

25/01/2018
A New Licensing Regime for Trust or Company Service Providers

A new licensing regime for trust or company service providers (“TCSPs”) will commence with effect from 1 March 2018.

Under the new licensing regime, TCSPs are required to apply for a licence from the Registrar of Companies and satisfy a “fit-and-proper” test before they can provide trust or company services as a business in Hong Kong. TCSP licensees are also required to comply with the statutory customer due diligence and record-keeping requirements as set out in Schedule 2 to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, Cap. 615.

A new office, the Registry for Trust and Company Service Providers, starts operation with immediate effect to handle public enquiries on the new licensing regime.

For details, please refer to Companies Registry External Circular No. 1/2018 and visit website www.tcsp.cr.gov.hk.

A dedicated hotline 3142 2822 has also been set up for handling enquiries relating to the new requirements. The hotline operates from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (excluding public holidays). Email enquiries can be sent to enq@tcsp.cr.gov.hk.