Frequently Asked Questions

849. Can a foreign financial institution (FFI) be excluded or removed from the Section 5(b) Report so that sanctions under the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA) would not apply?

Answer

Pursuant to section 5(d)(2) of the HKAA, an FFI may be excluded from the Section 5(b) Report or an update to that report under section 5(e) of the HKAA, or may be removed from the Section 5(b) Report or an update to that report prior to the imposition of sanctions under section 7(a), if the significant transaction or transactions of the FFI that merited inclusion in that report:  (A) does not have a significant and lasting negative effect that contravenes the obligations of China under the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law; (B) is not likely to be repeated in the future; and (C) has been reversed or otherwise mitigated through positive countermeasures taken by that FFI.

Date Released
October 14, 2020