pearl traders have long learnt the importance and necessity of a
concerted effort in promoting Chinese freshwater pearls, but they
just busied themselves at business extension in the past few years.
As nowadays Hong Kong pearl industry has taken shape, with mature
operation environment, it was an opportune time to set up their
association. HKPA was established finally on 16 November 2001. On
6 May 2010, the fifth Committee Board has been elected. The
official inauguration was held on 20 July 2010.
By now, HKPA
has nearly 80 members. They are pearl traders engaging in all kinds
of business related to Chinese freshwater pearls or other pearl
categories, namely cultivating, processing, exporting, importing,
wholesaling, retailing, etc. Many of them make strong investments
in Mainland China, which are in large-scale and internationalized.
The founding of this HKPA is based on the priority of protecting
members' interests. Despite its commercial nature, we also commit
to the cause of social responsibility. Therefore we wish to make
the following objectives known to our members:
- Serve Hong
Kong pearl industry.
the lawful rights and interests of pearl traders.
the production order of the pearl industry.
mutual understanding, fraternal cooperation and experience sharing
among companies coming from pearl industry and other related industries.
technology and scientific management of the pearl industry.
the competitive power of Chinese freshwater pearl in the international
the constitutions, laws and related ordinances of the HKSAR, so
to promote the local pearl industry as well as contribute to the
economics in a constructive and positive way.
HKPA members enjoy rights
- to vote and
to be voted,
- to participate
in all the member conventions and association activities,
- to use services
provided in priority,
- to suggest
and criticize the work of HKPA,
- to freely
join and leave HKPA in writing form, and
- to request
help for lawful interests related to the pearl industry.
On the other hand, HKPA members have to perform duties including
- to carry
out resolutions reached at conferences,
- to obey
regulations set by HKPA,
- to defend
the lawful interests of HKPA,
- to complete
jobs assigned by HKPA,
- to submit
membership fee on time, and
- to express
opinions and provide related information in case necessary.
SCOPE OF FUNCTION
As regards the planning of future campaigns, HKPA bases on the following
wide ranges of activities which provide physical and psychological
for members and also manufacturers from other trades.
fair competition and overall development by standardizing codes
and regulations of the pearl industry.
- Arrange useful
interchanges of ideas in technique, transaction, management skills,
so to enhance both the production quantity and quality of pearl
- Collect and
share related market information and data through commercial campaigns.
- Help members
to overcome their operation difficulties.
// Members of The Third
& Forth Cabinet (20xx-20xx)
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