AmCham HK

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is one of the largest American Chambers outside the US, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong and the most dynamic and influential international business organization in the Asia-Pacific region.

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With an enviable world-class trade and logistics infrastructure, Hong Kong is unfortunately also one of the world's major hubs for the illegal wildlife trade. Increasing demand for wildlife products in Asia, and particularly in China, has seriously exacerbated the crisis. Transnational and organized criminal networks are behind this lucrative business, facilitating the illegal movement of humans, drugs, and money.


On May 1, 2018, the Hong Kong government increased its efforts to prevent the smuggling and illegal trade of endangered species by increasing the maximum penalty under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Cap. 586). While this was a significant step in the right direction, we need a mindset change that recognizes the seriousness of wildlife crimes if we are to prevent the irreversible costs of species loss. In particular, stronger government-private partnerships, enhanced international collaboration, and recognizing of wildlife trafficking as a serious crime under the Organized and Series Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 455) are critical to ending wildlife trafficking.



Remarks:

  • Physical Event
  • No F&B provided
  • Closed to Media

Speakers

Prof. Amanda Whitfort (Faculty of Law at University of Hong Kong)

Prof. Amanda Whitfort

Faculty of Law at University of Hong Kong

Hanscom Smith (US Consul General at US Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau)

Hanscom Smith

US Consul General at US Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau

Dr. David Olson (HK Director of Conservation at WWF Hong Kong)

Dr. David Olson

HK Director of Conservation at WWF Hong Kong

Joseph Simms (Assistant Attaché for Homeland Security Investigations at US Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau)

Joseph Simms

Assistant Attaché for Homeland Security Investigations at US Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau

Tara Joseph (President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK)

Tara Joseph

President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK

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Member PriceHKD 250.-

Non-member

Public PriceHKD 400.-

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Venue

Venue

The American Chamber of Commerce in HK
1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road
Central, Hong Kong

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