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


22/05/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 22 May 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
22/05/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 22 May 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List
15/05/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 15 May 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
15/05/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 15 May 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List
02/05/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 2 May 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
02/05/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 2 May 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
30/04/2019
New Frequently Asked Questions

The “Frequently Asked Questions - Licensing requirements for trust or company service providers” have been expanded to include two new questions relating to the continuous monitoring of business relationships with customers.  Please refer to the Updated Frequently Asked Questions.
23/04/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 23 April 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
23/04/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 23 April 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
18/04/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 18 April 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
18/04/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 18 April 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
16/04/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 16 April 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
16/04/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 16 April 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
08/04/2019
Launch of the new section on “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing” at this website

A new “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing” section was launched at this website to provide comprehensive information on Hong Kong’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime.  Information including the relevant legislation and publications, covering statements and guidelines published by the Financial Action Task Force, sanction lists published by the United Nations and guidelines issued by the Companies Registry etc., are available at the thematic section.
01/04/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 1 April 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
01/04/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 30 March 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
29/03/2019
United Nations sanctions in relation to Libya, Somalia and Eritrea

Gazettal of United Nations Sanctions Regulations

The United Nations Sanctions Regulations in relation to the sanctions of Libya, Somalia and Eritrea were published in the Gazette on 29 March 2019.  Please refer to the Gazette Notices listed below for details.
      
      Libya

      The United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2019
  
      The United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Repeal) Regulation

      Somalia

      The United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019

      The United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation

       Eritrea

       The United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation
       
Updating of the lists of individuals and entities under United Nations Sanctions

2.   Furthermore, the lists of individuals and entities under the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2019 and the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019 were updated on 29 March 2019.  Please refer to the Updated List for Libya and the Updated List for Somalia.
27/03/2019
A person convicted of making a false or misleading statement in connection with an application for trust or company service provider licence

The Companies Registry has recently prosecuted a person under section 53ZN(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, Cap. 615 for making a false or misleading statement in connection with an application for a trust or company service provider licence.  The person pleaded guilty and was convicted by the court.  Details of the case are available at “Enforcement / Highlights of Prosecution Cases” section.
25/03/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 25 March 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
25/03/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 23 March 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
14/03/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 14 March 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
14/03/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 14 March 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
06/03/2019
Public Statement and document on “Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance :On-going Process” published by FATF

The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), the global standard-setting body for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT”), published the following documents on 22 February 2019:

(1) Public Statement in respect of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran
   (i) DPRK
  • The FATF remains concerned by the DPRK’s failure to address the significant deficiencies in its AML/CFT regime and the serious threat they pose to the integrity of the international financial system.  Further, the FATF has serious concerns with the threat posed by the DPRK’s illicit activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (“WMDs”) and its financing.
 
  • The FATF reaffirms its 25 February 2011 call on its members and urges all jurisdictions, which we hereby do, to advise you to give special attention to business relationships and transactions with the DPRK, including DPRK companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and those acting on their behalves.  Please refer to the Public Statement for more details.
  (ii) Iran
  • The FATF expresses its disappointment that the Action Plan of Iran remains outstanding and expects Iran to fully address the outstanding items including, among others, (i) adequately criminalising terrorist financing; (ii) identifying and freezing terrorist assets; (iii) ensuring an adequate and enforceable customer due diligence regime; and (iv) ensuring that FIs verify that wire transfers contain complete originator and beneficiary information.

  • The FATF calls on its members and urges all jurisdictions, which we hereby do, to advise you to apply enhanced due diligence measures, including obtaining information on the reasons for intended transactions, business relationships and transactions with natural and legal persons from Iran; conducting enhanced monitoring of business relationships, by increasing the number and timing of controls applied, and selecting patterns of transactions that need further examination  Please refer to the Public Statement for more details.

(2) Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance : On-going Process
As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, FATF identified 12 jurisdictions (The Bahamas, Botswana, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and Yemen) with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies.
 
  • The FATF encourages members to consider the information presented in the 22 February 2019 issue of “Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going Process” which sets out the high-level political commitment provided by each of the jurisdictions in question to address the identified deficiencies, including to (i) ensure the timely access to adequate, accurate and current basic and beneficial ownership information; (ii) ensure the implementation without delay of targeted financial sanctions measures related to terrorist financing and proliferation financing; (iii) establish procedures to identify and freeze terrorist assets; and (iv) improve customer due diligence and suspicious transaction reporting requirements etc.

  • As licensed trust or company service providers are required to comply with relevant AML/CFT requirements, please duly take note of the concerns and observations made by the FATF in the above documents.
01/03/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 1 March 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
01/03/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 1 March 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
21/02/2019
Applicant for a trust or company service provider licence convicted of making a false or misleading statement

The Companies Registry has recently prosecuted an applicant for a trust or company service provider licence under section 53ZN(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, Cap. 615 for making a false or misleading statement.  The applicant pleaded guilty and was convicted.  Please refer to the Circular Letter issued by the Companies Registry on 21 February 2019 for details.
12/02/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 11 February 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
11/02/2019
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 9 February 2019.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
01/02/2019
Updating of specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council

The specification of names of persons designated as terrorists or terrorist associates by the Committees of the United Nations Security Council had been updated and was published in the Gazette on 31 January 2019.  For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Extraordinary Notice.
21/12/2018
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mali

The United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2018 (“the Regulation”) was published in the Gazette on 21 December 2018 and came into operation on the same day.  For details of the Regulation and the list of individuals and entities published under section 28 of the Regulation, please refer to the relevant Gazette Notice and the relevant List.

Furthermore, the United Nations Sanctions (Mali) Regulation 2018 was published in the Gazette on 21 December 2018 and came into operation on the same day.   For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Notice.
23/11/2018
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against South Sudan and Libya

The list of individuals and entities published under section 32 of the United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2018 (Cap. 537, sub. leg. CC) was updated on 22 November 2018.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.

Furthermore, the updated list of relevant persons and relevant entities specified under section 38 of the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Cap. 537, sub. leg. AW) was published in the Gazette on 23 November 2018.   For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Notice.
20/11/2018
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 20 November 2018. For details, please refer to the Updated List.
12/11/2018
Public Statement and document on “Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance :On-going Process” published by FATF

The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), the global standard-setting body for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT”), published the following documents on 19 October 2018:

(1) Public Statement in respect of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran
   (i) DPRK
  • The FATF remains concerned by the DPRK’s failure to address the significant deficiencies in its AML/CFT regime and the serious threats they pose to the integrity of the international financial system.  Further, the FATF has serious concerns with the threat posed by the DPRK’s illicit activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and its financing.
  • The FATF reaffirms its 25 February 2011 call on its members and urges all jurisdictions, which we hereby do, to advise you to give special attention to business relationships and transactions with the DPRK, including DPRK companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and those acting on their behalves.  Please refer to the Public Statement for more details.
   (ii) Iran
  • The FATF expresses its disappointment that the majority of the Action Plan of Iran remains outstanding and expects Iran to fully address the outstanding items including, among others, (i) adequately criminalising terrorist financing; (ii) identifying and freezing terrorist assets; (iii) ensuring an adequate and enforceable customer due diligence regime; and (iv) ensuring that FIs verify that wire transfers contain complete originator and beneficiary information.
  • The FATF calls on its members and urges all jurisdictions, which we hereby do, to advise you to apply enhanced due diligence measures, including obtaining information on the reasons for intended transactions, business relationships and transactions with natural and legal persons from Iran.  Please refer to the Public Statement for more details.
     
(2) Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance : On-going Process
  • As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, FATF identified 11 jurisdictions (The Bahamas, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and Yemen) with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies.
  • The FATF encourages members to consider the information presented in the 19 October 2018 issue of “Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going Process” which sets out the high-level political commitment provided by each of the jurisdictions in question to address the identified deficiencies, including to (i) ensure the timely access to adequate, accurate and current basic and beneficial ownership information; (ii) ensure the implementation without delay of targeted financial sanctions measures related to terrorist financing and proliferation financing; (iii) establish procedures to identify and freeze terrorist assets; and (iv) improve customer due diligence and suspicious transaction reporting requirements etc.

Please duly take note of the concerns and observations made by the FATF in the above documents.
09/11/2018
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against South Sudan

The list of individuals and entities published under section 32 of the United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation 2018 was updated on 9 November 2018.  For details, please refer to the Updated List.
05/11/2018
Company convicted of carrying on company service business without a licence

HKKS Company Service Limited (the Company) was prosecuted by the Companies Registry under sections 53F(1) and (2) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (AMLO) for carrying on company service business without a licence. The Company pleaded guilty at Shatin Magistrates' Courts on 30 October 2018 and was fined a total of $50,000 for the charges. In addition, the court also disqualified the Company from holding a licence for a period of six months.

The new licensing regime for trust or company service providers commenced on 1 March 2018. Under the AMLO, such providers are required to apply for a licence from the Registrar of Companies 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 and is liable on conviction to a fine up to $100,000 and imprisonment up to six months. The ruling helps disseminate a strong message to all that the Companies Registry will rigorously enforce the licensing regime for trust or company service providers.
05/11/2018
Best Counter Staff Contest 2018-19

The Companies Registry is organising the Best Counter Staff Contest 2018-19 to encourage courtesy and efficiency in the delivery of service and compliment counter staff for their excellent performance.  During the voting days from 19 to 21 November 2018, customers visiting the Companies Registry’s offices are welcome to vote for the best counter staff on the basis of individual staff’s performance.
 
Results of the contest will be announced in mid - December 2018.
16/10/2018
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 16 October 2018. For details, please refer to the Updated List.
05/10/2018
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL and Al-Qaida

The list of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities for the purposes of the definitions of relevant person and relevant entity published under section 25 of the United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation was updated on 5 October 2018. For details, please refer to the Updated List.
24/09/2018
United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against ISIL, Al-Qaida and Libya

The United Nations Sanctions (ISIL and Al-Qaida) Regulation (“the Regulation”) was gazetted on 21 September 2018 and came into operation on the same day. For details of the Regulation and the list of relevant persons and relevant entities specified by the Regulation, please refer to the relevant Gazette Notice and the relevant List.

Furthermore, the updated list of relevant persons and relevant entities specified by the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Cap. 537, sub. leg. AW) was published in the Gazette on 21 September 2018. For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Notice.
18/09/2018
Gazettal of the updated list of relevant persons and relevant entities specified by the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Cap. 537, sub. leg. AW)

The updated list of relevant persons and relevant entities specified by the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Cap. 537, sub. leg. AW) was published in the Gazette on 14 September 2018. For details, please refer to the relevant Gazette Notice .
10/08/2018
Updating of the list of relevant persons and relevant entities published under section 31 of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation

The list of relevant persons and relevant entities published under section 31 of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation was updated on 9 August 2018. For details, please refer to the Updated List.
22/06/2018
Gazettal and commencement of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2018

The United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2018 (“the Amendment Regulation”) is gazetted on 22 June 2018 and comes into operation on the same day. You can refer to the links below for details.

The Amendment Regulation
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20182225/es220182225122.pdf

The list of relevant persons and relevant entities published under section 31 of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulation (“the Regulation”)
http://www.cedb.gov.hk/citb/doc/en/Policy_Responsibilities/Centre_1.pdf

The list of relevant ships published under section 31 of the Regulation
http://www.cedb.gov.hk/citb/doc/en/Policy_Responsibilities/Centre_2.pdf
20/06/2018
Important Reminder: Expiry of the transitional period for existing practitioners to apply for a trust or company service provider licence

You are reminded that the 120-day transitional period for existing practitioners to apply for a trust or company service provider (“TCSP”) licence will end on 28 June 2018.

If any practitioner is currently carrying on a trust or company service business in Hong Kong and has not yet applied for a TCSP licence from the Registrar of Companies, he/she should apply for the licence on or before 28 June 2018, the end of the transitional period.

In the absence of such an application in respect of an existing business, any person who, after 28 June 2018, carries on the TCSP business in Hong Kong without a licence commits an offence under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, Cap. 615, and, once convicted, is liable to a maximum fine of $100,000 and imprisonment up to six months.

For detailed information, please visit www.tcsp.cr.gov.hk or call our hotline at 3142 2822.
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.