The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) standards can promote the interconnectivity and integrated development of the three places, deepening Hong Kong's economic and trade exchanges and co-operation with the Mainland and Macao.

The list of GBA standards which covers a total of 110 items in the fields of food quality and safety, Cantonese cuisine, transportation, mechanical and electrical products, as well as medical care, nursing care, education, e-sports, etc. announced on 24 April 2023. 51 items were further issued on 7 December 2023 with the promulgation of "Notice Concerning the List of GBA Standards (No.2)".  These GBA standards are drawn up after the Guangdong authorities' liaison with various relevant groups and enterprises from the trade, related government departments and organisations, universities and experts in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and are formulated after public consultations.

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Standard Information Public Service Platform

The GBA standards and related information are available on the GBA Standard Information Public Service Platform (GBA Standard Platform)  for public access and voluntary adoption by the trade. The Platform is managed by the Standardization Research Center for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA Standardization Research Center), which was established jointly by the People's Government of Guangdong Province and the nation's Standardization Administration.

"Guidelines on the Common Needs of 'Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Standards' in 2023" and "Guidelines on Applications for 'Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Standards'"

For the formulation of a new batch of GBA Standards, the Standardization Research Center for the GBA (GBA Standardization Research Center) recently issued the Guidelines on the Common Needs of GBA Standards in 2023 (Guidelines on the Common Needs) and the Guidelines on Applications for GBA Standards (Guidelines on Applications) respectively to invite applications for GBA Standards from the trade in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. Full texts of the two Guidelines (available in Chinese only) are published on the GBA Standard Information Public Service Platform (GBA Standard Platform)

Trade circulars issued by Hong Kong Trade and Industry Department

The Trade and Industry Department (TID) is responsible for co-ordinating the participation of relevant bureaux/departments of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) in the work on the GBA standards, and maintaining close contacts with relevant authorities of Guangdong Province and Macao.  Hong Kong enterprises may obtain information from the Trade Circulars issued by the TID about changes in trade-related laws, regulations etc. of our trading partners.

Please refer to the following Trade Circulars related to GBA standards issued by TID for details: