The Department of Justice is conducting a consultation exercise on a legislative proposal consisting of the Bill and the Rules to implement the Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region signed between the Supreme People’s Court and the Hong Kong SAR Government on 18 January 2019 (“REJ Arrangement”). The REJ Arrangement establishes a more comprehensive mechanism for reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters between the Hong Kong SAR and the Mainland, thereby reducing the need for re-litigation of the same disputes in both places, offering better protection to parties’ interests and enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a regional centre for legal and dispute resolution services.

The consultation paper of the legislative proposal is available as follows:

Consultation Paper

We invite your views and comments on the proposed legislative scheme on or before 31 January 2022.

Please address your written comments to the following:

Address : Policy Affairs Unit 1
Constitutional and Policy Affairs Division
Department of Justice
5/F, East Wing, Justice Place
18 Lower Albert Road
Central, Hong Kong SAR
(Subject: REJ Bill Consultation)
Fax number : 3918 4799
E-mail address : rej@doj.gov.hk