Company Register 0% open

Hong Kong

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Publicly available No
In an open and machine-readable format
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Companies Registry
Controlled access No
characteristics

Details

The original submission was rejected as not all four dataset characteristics can be found online. More specifically, Company Names and CR numbers are available, but not Company Addresses. One way to access data is through the Cyber Search Centre of the Integrated Companies Registry Information System (ICRIS). However, data are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the name of an entity in order to find it. Only CR No. and Company Name are provided. Data are free and in .HTML format, so they cannot be downloaded at once. There are also terms of use to which one must agree with as well as provide a reason for conducting the search in order to access the data. Update frequency is not stated: https://www.icris.cr.gov.hk/csci/ There is also a list of old company names available for free in .PDF format. This provides neither a CR number nor a company's address: https://www.icris.cr.gov.hk/csci/cnsResultLink.do Final way of accessing data is through the Companies Registry by visiting data.gov.hk > Data Providers > Companies Registry. There is a List of Newly Incorporated /Registered Companies and Companies which have changed Names available for free, downloadable at once, and updated weekly in .XLS format. However, this also does not include company addresses, only CR numbers and Company names: https://data.gov.hk/en-data/dataset/hk-cr-crdata-list-newly-registered-companies

Reviewer comments

The original submission was rejected as not all four dataset characteristics can be found online. More specifically, Company Names and CR numbers are available, but not Company Addresses. One way to access data is through the Cyber Search Centre of the Integrated Companies Registry Information System (ICRIS). However, data are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the name of an entity in order to find it. Only CR No. and Company Name are provided. Data are free and in .HTML format, so they cannot be downloaded at once. There are also terms of use to which one must agree with as well as provide a reason for conducting the search in order to access the data. Update frequency is not stated: https://www.icris.cr.gov.hk/csci/ There is also a list of old company names available for free in .PDF format. This provides neither a CR number nor a company's address: https://www.icris.cr.gov.hk/csci/cnsResultLink.do Final way of accessing data is through the Companies Registry by visiting data.gov.hk > Data Providers > Companies Registry. There is a List of Newly Incorporated /Registered Companies and Companies which have changed Names available for free, downloadable at once, and updated weekly in .XLS format. However, this also does not include company addresses, only CR numbers and Company names: https://data.gov.hk/en-data/dataset/hk-cr-crdata-list-newly-registered-companies

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   Evangelia Kampouri
Last modified   Thu Feb 23 2017 22:53:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)