Pursuant to the Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Pursuant to Choice of Court Agreements between Parties concerned ("the Arrangement"), parties to litigation in Hong Kong may apply to Mainland Courts for recognition and enforcement of enforceable final judgments handed down by Hong Kong Courts (with a choice of Hong Kong court agreement) for payment of money in respect of civil and commercial matters from 1 August 2008.