Exchanges (Special Levy) Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Cap 351 - EXCHANGES (SPECIAL LEVY) ORDINANCE 1

Chapter: 351 EXCHANGES (SPECIAL LEVY) ORDINANCE Gazette Number Version Date

Long title 30/06/1997


To impose special levies on transactions on the Commodity Exchange and Unified Exchange.
(Enacted 1987)


[29 October 1987]


(Originally 63 of 1987)

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Exchanges (Special Levy) Ordinance.
(Enacted 1987)


Section: 2 Interpretation L.N. 106 of 2002 01/07/2002


In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"Commission" (監察委員會) means the Securities and Futures Commission established by section 3 of the Securities

and Futures Commission Ordinance (Cap 24); (Added 71 of 1993 s. 2)
"facility letters" (提供貸款通知書) means the facility letters entered into in October 1987 under which money is

agreed to be loaned to the Hong Kong Futures Guarantee Corporation Limited to finance the settlement of
obligations of the Corporation to clearing members of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange and, if the facility
letters are replaced by another agreement or agreements, means that agreement or those agreements;

"Futures Exchange Company" (期貨交易所公司) means the Exchange Company under the Commodities Trading
Ordinance (Cap 250);

"leviable transaction" (可徵費交易) has the same meaning as in section 79A(4) of the Commodities Trading
Ordinance (Cap 250);

"Secretary" (局長) means the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury; (Replaced L.N. 106 of 2002)
"securities" (證券) has the same meaning as in the Securities Ordinance (Cap 333);
"special levy fund" (特別徵費基金) means the fund composed of money paid to the trustee under sections 3 and 4

and includes money earned by the fund;
"Stock Exchange Company" (證券交易所公司 ) means the Exchange Company under the Stock Exchanges

Unification Ordinance (Cap 361);
"trustee" (受託人) means the Director of Accounting Services;
"Unified Exchange" (聯合交易所) has the same meaning as in the Stock Exchanges Unification Ordinance (Cap

361).
(Enacted 1987)


Section: 3 Commodity Exchange special levy 30/06/1997


The Futures Exchange Company shall pay to the trustee or his agent a special levy of $30 for each leviable
transaction in the Stock Index Market of the Futures Exchange Company.

(Enacted 1987)

Section: 4 Stock Exchange special levy 30/06/1997


The Stock Exchange Company shall pay to the trustee or his agent a special levy of 0.03%, rounded to the
nearest cent, of the amount of consideration for each purchase and each sale of securities recorded on the Unified
Exchange.

(Enacted 1987)



Cap 351 - EXCHANGES (SPECIAL LEVY) ORDINANCE 2


Section: 4A Variation etc. of special levy 31 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 31 of 1999 s. 3


(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Secretary may by notice in the Gazette vary the amount or rate of the special
levy payable under section 3 or 4.

(2) The amount or rate of special levy, as the case may be, as varied under subsection (1) shall not exceed-
(a) in the case of the special levy under section 3, $30 for each leviable transaction in the Stock Index

Market of the Futures Exchange Company;
(b) in the case of the special levy under section 4, 0.03%, rounded to the nearest cent, of the amount of

consideration for each purchase and each sale of securities recorded on the Unified Exchange.
(3) The Secretary may make an order ("suspension order") relating to the payment of special levies under

sections 3 and 4.
(4) For so long as a suspension order is in force, no special levy shall be payable under sections 3 and 4.
(5) A suspension order may specify the period for which the order shall be in force.
(6) A suspension order may be amended only by order of the Chief Executive in Council. (Amended 31 of

1999 s. 3)
(Added 71 of 1993 s. 3)


Section: 5 Payment out of special levy fund 30/06/1997


(1) Subject to subsection (2), the trustee or his agent shall pay money out of the special levy fund in accordance
with the facility letters, subject to, where a suspension order is in force under section 4A, any rules as may be made
under section 8(d).

(2) The Secretary may, after the repayment of all the loans made under the facility letters, direct the trustee or
his agent to dispose of the balance, if any, in the special levy fund-

(a) by transferring the whole or any part of the balance to the compensation fund established under Part
VIII of the Commodities Trading Ordinance (Cap 250) or section 99 of the Securities Ordinance (Cap
333); or

(b) by applying the whole or any part of the balance for any other purposes that the Secretary may, on the
recommendation of the Commission, deem appropriate having regard to the interest of the investing
public.

(Replaced 71 of 1993 s. 4)

Section: 6 Charge on general revenue 30/06/1997


The cost of administration of the special levy fund shall be a charge on the general revenue.
(Enacted 1987)


Section: 7 Non-application of Cap 2 30/06/1997


The Public Finance Ordinance (Cap 2) does not apply to this Ordinance.
(Enacted 1987)


Section: 8 Rules 30/06/1997


The Commission may make rules respecting-
(a) remission of the special levies collected by the Exchange Companies to the trustee and imposition of

charges for late remission of the levies;
(b) administration and audit of the special levy fund;
(c) examination and audit of the Exchange Companies respecting the collection and remission of the

special levies; and
(d) the making of payments out of the special levy fund. (Added 71 of 1993 s. 5)



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(Amended 71 of 1993 s. 5)
(Enacted 1987)


Section: 9 Repeal 31 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 31 of 1999 s. 3


(1) The Chief Executive in Council may, after the repayment of all the loans made under the facility letters and
the disposal of the balance, if any, in the special levy fund, by order in the Gazette declare that such repayment has
been made and such balance has been disposed of. (Amended 31 of 1999 s. 3)

(2) On the date of publication in the Gazette of the order made under subsection (1), this Ordinance shall be
deemed to be repealed.

(Added 71 of 1993 s. 6)

Section: 10 Provisions consequential to the Securities and Futures

Ordinance
L.N. 12 of 2003 01/04/2003



(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a reference in this Ordinance to a repealed Ordinance, or an expression in
a repealed Ordinance, is a reference to the repealed Ordinance or that expression (as the case may be) as it existed
immediately before the repeal of the repealed Ordinance.

(2) Any transfer under section 5(2)(a) effected after the compensation fund referred to in that section ceases to
exist shall be effected in favour of the compensation fund within the meaning of Part XII of the Securities and Futures
Ordinance (Cap 571).

(3) The reference to the Commission in sections 5(2)(b) and 8 (in the case of paragraphs (b) and (d)) shall on
the commencement of Part II of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571) mean the Commission within the
meaning of section 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to that Ordinance.

(4) In this section, "repealed Ordinance" (已廢除條例) means-
(a) the Securities and Futures Commission Ordinance (Cap 24);
(b) the Commodities Trading Ordinance (Cap 250);
(c) the Securities Ordinance (Cap 333); or
(d) the Stock Exchanges Unification Ordinance (Cap 361),

repealed under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571).
(Added 5 of 2002 s. 407)

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