CENSUS AND STATISTICS (MONTHLY SURVEY OF RETAIL SALES) ORDER
( CAP. 316 sub. leg. D )
|Paragraph 3||Survey of monthly retail sales||30/06/1997|
|Paragraph 4||Particulars required to be given||30/06/1997|
|Paragraph 5||Persons required to give particulars||30/06/1997|
|Paragraph 6||Sampling methods may be used||30/06/1997|
|Paragraph 7||Date for destruction of schedules||30/06/1997|
Empowering section (30/06/1997)
(Cap 316 section 11)
Paragraph 1 Citation (30/06/1997)
This order may be cited as the Census and Statistics (Monthly Survey of Retail Sales) Order.
Paragraph 2 Interpretation (30/06/1997)
In this order, unless the context otherwise requires-
"retail trade" (零售貿易) includes the business of hiring or renting goods;
"survey" (調查) means the statistical survey referred to in paragraph 3;
"trading establishment" (貿易機構) means any undertaking engaged in the retail trade;
"value of sales of goods" (銷貨價值) includes goods sold on own account and on account of others, irrespective of whether the sales are in cash or on credit.
Paragraph 3 Survey of monthly retail sales (30/06/1997)
Statistical survey shall be carried out by the Commissioner each month of every year in respect of trading establishments in Hong Kong for the purpose of compiling statistics relating to monthly retail sales.
Paragraph 4 Particulars required to be given (30/06/1997)
For the purpose of every survey, the particulars specified in the Schedule shall be given in respect of trading establishments on a monthly basis and shall, not later than the last day of the month following the relevant month, be furnished to the Commissioner in accordance with such form of questionnaire as the Commissioner may issue for that purpose.
Paragraph 5 Persons required to give particulars (30/06/1997)
The particulars required to be given under paragraph 4 in respect of a trading establishment shall be given-
Paragraph 6 Sampling methods may be used (30/06/1997)
The use of sampling methods for the collection of particulars relevant to the survey is hereby authorized.
Paragraph 7 Date for destruction of schedules (30/06/1997)
All completed schedules collected or received by census officers for a survey and all copies thereof shall be destroyed within 2 years after the survey month.
PARTICULARS REQUIRED TO BE GIVEN IN RESPECT OF TRADING ESTABLISHMENTS
|The full value, including hire-purchase interest if financing is provided by the establishment, of goods sold by hire-purchase or instalment contracts should be included at the time of transaction. Payments received from accounts receivable from goods sold on credit or by hire-purchase contracts in earlier periods should be excluded.|