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Transition outlined for plastic rules

The Environmental Protection Department said today it will not take enforcement actions against non-compliant businesses during the six-month adaptation period for the regulation of disposable plastic tableware and other plastic products.   The relevant legislation will come into effect on April 22 and the following six months will be designated as an adaptation period.   Announcing the arrangements for the adaptation period at a briefing this afternoon, Director of Environmental Protection Samuel Chui said the department will adopt a progressive model in implementing the new legislation.   At the early stage of the adaptation period, the department will arrange for staff to proactively inspect 20,000 eateries and 20,000 retail stores, as well as hotels and guesthouses, and focus on publicity and education work.   At a later stage of the adaptation period, the department will arrange for staff to visit those businesses which are found to be not yet compliant with the le

New valuation list and rent roll ready

The 2024-25 Valuation List & Government Rent Roll will be available for inspection from March 18 to May 31.


They list and roll can be inspected at the Rating & Valuation Department, located at the Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 15/F, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon. They are also available online.


Objections to the new rateable values should be made using the specified form (R20A) or an electronic form (e-R20A). Faxes are not accepted, and completed forms should reach the department by May 31.


In the 2024-25 Budget Speech, the Financial Secretary announced a rates concession for the first quarter, subject to a ceiling of $1,000 for each rateable tenement.


Rates and government rent demands to be issued in early April will show the rateable values for 2024-25 and the amount payable.


Call 2152 0111 for enquiries.

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