The Economic Analysis and Business Facilitation Unit (EABFU) of the Hong Kong government's Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau was formed under the Financial Secretary’s Office on 1 June 2004, when the HKSAR Government merged the Economic Analysis Division (under the Financial Services Branch of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau) and the Business Facilitation Division (previously under the Commerce and Industry Branch of the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau).
^"Rumpus over WTO jobs.". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (April, 2004). 14 April 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-12. Meanwhile, lawmakers were generally supportive of the government's plan to create an Economic Analysis and Business Facilitation Unit