Macau creates commission to deepen links to the Portuguese-speaking countries

23 February 2016

The Macau government has established a Commission for the Development of the Service Platform for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, according to an executive order published Monday in the official bulletin.

The creation of this commission aims, according to the order, at an “integration of the various services and government entities involved, in order to widely bring together expertise and, together, move towards the targets set as part of construction of the platform in question.”

This “integration”is the result of construction of the “Service Platform for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries” registering progress and the “next phase of this work requires acceleration and increased efficiency . ”

The commission’s primary tasks are to carry out studies to increase Macau’s role as a service platform for trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries” and the development of the measures and policies required.

Another of these tasks is the coordination and preparation of the plan for the future development of Macau, which builds upon construction of the “service platform for trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.”

This commission is chaired by the Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, and its vice president is the Secretary for Economy and Finance and includes the Secretaries for Administration and Justice and for Social Affairs and Culture, the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, the support office of the permanent secretariat of Forum Macau and several other government departments.

Administrative, technical and logistical support as well as the costs of the operation of the commission are provided by the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute.

On 5 November Macau is due to host the 5th Ministerial Conference of the Forum for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. (macauhub/MO)

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