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.  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.

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: