Business Facilitation: Business Consultation e-Platform and Business Impact Assessment

Business Facilitation: Business Consultation e‑Platform and Business Impact Assessment

Conduct business consultation, assess the business impact of regulatory requirements

Business Consultation e-Platform

Access consultation information relating to proposed regulations, administrative measures and procedures that would impact business and to offer views and comments.

Current Consultation Exercises

No Current Consultation Exercises



Upcoming Consultation Exercises

Bureau / Department / Organisation Title Consultation period
Health Bureau
Department of Health
Amendments to the Antibiotics Ordinance, Cap. 137 Q2 2024
  • The list of business consultation exercises provided in this e-Platform may not be exhaustive.
  • There may be occasional time lapse between the publishing of information on consultation activities and posting of such information on this e-Platform.
Business Impact Assessment

Business Impact Assessment

Through conducting business impact assessments, the Government can grasp the concerns and compliance difficulties of the affected trades in complying with the regulatory proposals, which will facilitate the bureaux/ departments to enhance or fine-tune their regulatory proposals.

Business Impact Assessment Framework and tasks under different stages:

  • Understand problem, desired outcome and regulatory proposal

  • Review rationale for government intervention

  • Conduct research on overseas best practices and international standards

  • Identify options (e.g. non-regulatory option)

  • Analyse industry / business structure and value chain

  • Assess affected business segments

  • Identify major business stakeholders groups

  • Design business consultation

  • Conduct business consultation

  • Assess benefits to business, compliance difficulties, cost of compliance and administrative burden

  • Assess impact on competition and small and medium-sized firms

  • Identify important issues from an industry perspective that the Government needs to consider or address. Identify key challenges faced by the industry on compliance issues and any unintended consequences

  • Consolidate analysis of impact assessment findings

  • Propose changes to regulatory proposal (including recommendations on mitigation measures, enforcement strategy and approach, and monitoring and evaluation mechanism)