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Nordic business groups query extradition bill

2019-06-07 HKT 12:47
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  • The Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish chambers of commerce in Hong Kong issue a joint statement.
    The Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish chambers of commerce in Hong Kong issue a joint statement.
Four chambers representing businesses from the Nordic region have spoken out against the government's extradition laws bill - saying it's been "fast-tracked" in Legco without thorough consultation.

In a joint statement, the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish chambers of commerce in Hong Kong say the proposed changes to the fugitive offender ordinance are likely to have important implications for international businesses operating here.

They said it's important to allow sufficient time for the SAR government to consider fully comments from different sectors, to ensure the bill is consistent with Hong Kong’s robust legal system and rule of law standards.

The Nordic Chambers are just the latest foreign business groups to criticise the bill, which has also been queried by the American Chamber and the Hong Kong International Chamber of Commerce.