TradeLink, HSBC Open TradeLink Service Centre To Assist SME Customers

A new Tradelink Service Centre is now open thanks to a joint initiative between the London-based
Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC) Ltd. and Tradelink Electronic Commerce Ltd., Hong Kong.
The center is located in Mongkok, Hong Kong, at HSBC’s main Trade Services Centre and is the first
trade service of its kind. The two companies established the center as a service for its small to
medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers. Helping traders meet the Hong Kong government’s mandatory
trade declaration requirements with paper-to-electronic services for import and export trade
declarations is just one of the services offered by the new center.

Stuart Nivison (left), HSBC’s senior manager for trade services in Asia-Pacific; and Justin
Yue, CEO, Tradelink, at the opening ceremony for the new Tradelink Service Centre at HSBC’s main
Trade Services Centre

“Our SME customers are asking for our help to simplify their international trade process,”
said Stuart Nivison, senior manager for Trade Services in Asia-Pacific, HSBC. “We are delighted to
be joining forces with Tradelink, the leading provider of trade declaration services in Hong Kong,
to make this happen. Together we share many mutual customers, and we can now offer a one-stop-shop
service for everything from trade declarations, trade finance and trade insurance to trade
documentation handling.”

“I’m so pleased that Tradelink could partner with HSBC to further extend our reach to our
customers,” said Justin Yue, CEO, Tradelink. “We believe, with this new cooperation, the two
partners will enhance their services further by jointly delivering one-stop-shop convenience for

March/April 2007