Import & Export: Pillars of Hong Kong’s Economy

The Import and Export industry is one of the pillars of Hong Kong’s economy, employing one-eighth of the local workforce. In October 2009, the Education Bureau assisted the establishment of ITAC for the Import and Export Industry to implement the QF, aiming to support the lifelong learning of the employees and to enhance the competitiveness of the industry. The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism was launched in September 2015, enabling employees to obtain QF-recognised qualifications based on their knowledge, skills and competencies acquired in their job roles.