Xinhua News Agency, Shenzhen, February 11 (Reporter Zhao Ruixi) "Having a senior professional title has broken the barriers to accreditation of practicing qualifications in the two places. It is more convenient for our Hong Kong doctors to practice in Shenzhen, and there is more room for development." The University of Hong Kong Fan Jingwen, assistant president of Shenzhen Hospital, said that the pace of advancement of the practice facilitation policy is gratifying and will attract more Hong Kong and Macao professionals to develop in mainland cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

  In August 2021, Shenzhen further relaxed the restrictions on foreign doctors to practice in the mainland, breaking the rules of grade-by-grade promotion of mainland titles, and for the first time directly recognized and issued positive senior professional title certificates to 37 Hong Kong doctors working in Shenzhen.

These 37 certificates are a microcosm of Shenzhen's convenience for foreigners to practice in Shenzhen.

  The implementation of a highly-facilitated practice system for overseas professionals is an important part of the first batch of 40 authorized items in the pilot program of building a pilot demonstration zone of socialism with Chinese characteristics in Shenzhen.

In order to overcome the difficulties in introducing overseas professionals caused by the lack of comparability and equivalence of internationally accepted qualification certificates in the field of professional services, in February 2021, Shenzhen issued the "Shenzhen Implementation Plan for Promoting a Highly Facilitated Professional Practice System for Overseas Professionals" , one of the important contents is to unblock the evaluation channels of overseas professional titles.

  In September 2012, Fan Jingwen, who has been practicing medicine in Hong Kong for 13 years, joined the newly established Shenzhen Hospital of the University of Hong Kong and started his cross-border practice career.

"Although Hong Kong and Shenzhen are adjacent to each other, the two places have different talent evaluation systems in the medical field. In the past, when we performed some operations and applied for some subjects in the mainland, we needed to provide professional qualification certificates. But we do not have professional qualification certificates recognized by the mainland. Many times , we have to make a lot of explanations before we can win the understanding of the relevant departments." Fan Jingwen said, "Now that we have a high-ranking professional title, everything is justified."

  Another important measure taken by Shenzhen to facilitate the practice of overseas professionals is to relax the restrictions on overseas professionals to participate in the national vocational qualification examination.

  In 2021, the tax authorities will further relax the restrictions on the practice of tax-related professionals from Hong Kong and Macau in Qianhai, Shenzhen, cancel the restriction on passing the qualification examination, and change to practice registration.

The "post-90s" Hong Kong youth Zhong Zhankun, who has been engaged in tax-related work in Hong Kong, immediately applied for practice registration and became a Hong Kong and Macau tax-related professional with qualifications in Qianhai. Qianhai established a Shenzhen-Hong Kong joint tax agency - Shenzhen Qianhai Jingzhou Tax Agency Co., Ltd.

  Previously, after the establishment of a partnership tax firm, a Hong Kong tax accountant should practice in the tax firm for at least 180 days a year.

"Now that the convenience of practice is further liberalized, I don't need to stay in the mainland for a long time, and I can provide tax-related services through joint ventures." Zhong Zhankun said that with the rapid development of the mainland economy, international companies have entered the mainland market, as well as mainland enterprises. Going international involves a large number of cross-border tax-related services.

Jointly operating a tax agency can promote the exchange of tax agents between the two places and better serve global corporate clients.

  As of the end of 2021, Qianhai has set up 5 joint tax attorney firms, and 69 tax-related overseas professionals have been registered and can practice cross-border in Qianhai.

  Shenzhen continues to clarify the practice policies of overseas professionals in various fields, so that overseas professionals can understand the relevant information of cross-border practice more clearly and intuitively.

In January 2022, the Shenzhen Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, together with multiple departments, jointly issued the "Shenzhen Overseas Vocational Qualification Convenience Practice Recognition List", which summarizes Shenzhen's 6 fields of taxation, construction, planning, medical care, maritime affairs, and cultural tourism. Practicing Facilitation Policy.

  As one of the earliest Hong Kong engineering consulting companies to enter the mainland, Arup Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd. has been working in the mainland for more than 30 years.

In recent years, the introduction of a series of practice filing policies in the fields of architecture and planning has made Wang Qianhui, a Hong Kong-based executive of Arup and the head of South China, very happy.

  "In the past, as a foreign-funded engineering consulting company, Arup had to form a project consortium with professionally qualified local design institutes and other relevant institutions to participate in the project bidding." Wang Qianhui said that in recent years, with the breakthrough of relevant policies, Arup has He has obtained a number of practicing qualification certifications in the Greater Bay Area.

At present, Arup has obtained all relevant professional qualification certifications in the Greater Bay Area, and can directly provide engineering construction and urban planning professional services to 9 cities in the Greater Bay Area of ​​Guangdong Province.

  Wang Qianhui believes that the connection of professional qualification certification has actively promoted the complementary advantages, resource interaction and market sharing of the two places, released positive signals from the policy level, and encouraged Hong Kong-funded enterprises and Hong Kong and Macao talents to give full play to their strengths and deeply participate in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. building.

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