Institute of Supply
Chain Management has conducted a
survey to 510 logistics companies
under the CEPA services directory of
Hong Kong Productivity Council
concerning their interest to the CEPA
policy in March 2005. 84 companies
responded to the survey and out of
that 30 companies have applied for the
“Certificate of Hong Kong Service
Supplier” under CEPA.
For the balance 54 companies 50 has
shown interest in application and only
4 is not interested at all.
There is also no
direct relationship between the
interest and the size of the
companies. For the 30 companies that
has applied for the Certificate, 22
make use of their existing company and
form a wholly owned
operation and 8 companies starts up
their operations under a new name.
The conclusion is
clear that all 95% of the logistics
companies are greatly interested and
37% them have actually make the move.
They feel that they would be lagging
behind if they do not make such move.
For those lagging behind are companies
that are more cautious. However, that
is likely that they would make the
move one day.
With CEPA policy
they would no longer need to rely
heavily on their partners or ‘borrow’
license from China logistics
companies. They can do that
themselves, and retain goodwill for
future development. This is no
surprise that the survey points out