11 January 2007

Hong Kong's Air Services Agreements available on the web

The Hong Kong SAR Department of Justice makes available the texts of Hong Kong's air services agreements here on its web site. Because Hong Kong was a British Crown Colony until the handover in July 1997, all of these agreements are relatively recent, often replacing provisions relating to Hong Kong that were included in the UK's air services agreements.

The leadership of the Hong Kong SAR delegation at air services negotiations comes from the Economic Development and Labour Bureau. Its site provides access to relevant press releases.

The relevant provisions of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration spelling out Hong Kong SAR's degree of autonomy with respect to air services agreements are available here UPDATED (see Chapter IX of the Annex of the Joint Declaration).

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