Hong Kong's economic strengths, according to the U.S. State Department, include a sound banking system, virtually no public debt, a strong legal system, ample foreign exchange reserves and an able and rigorously enforced anti-corruption regime.... It continues to take measures designed to improve its attractiveness as a commercial and trading center.
Perhaps you're interested in establishing a partnership with one of the Hong Kong's exporters. You may be considering joint ventures with Hong Kong companies, franchise or licensing opportunities or sales of your products and services in Hong Kong. Whatever your interests and needs, the resources provided in this section will lead you to information that can support your entry into this growing market.
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Everything from understanding government regulations and tariffs, to the right labeling and gaining local representation comes into play when doing business in Hong Kong. Getting the basics down can prepare you for market entry.
The Federation of International Trade Associations, (FITA), whose members include more than 450,000 trade-related organizations, created this resource, which provides an introduction to this market. Use the links on this page to navigate to more information about Hong Kong's economy and political structure, business environment and rules for buying, selling and operating a business.
This short profile of the Hong Kong market was prepared by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the Australian government's trade and investment development agency. It reviews Hong Kong's economic climate and provides information and statistics about trade relations.
Austrade reviews Hong Kong market entry strategie, negotiations and etiquette. Links from this page also offers information about such topics as tariffs; methods of quoting and payment; intellectual property and various documentation and tax issues.
UK Trade & Investment, a division of the government of the United Kingdom, created this downloadable PDF report on doing business in Hong Kong. The report provides introductory information about the market, advice to companies that want to export to or do business in Hong Kong, and a guide to etiquette, language and cultural concerns.
Understanding market-specific information, such as licensing, employment issues, getting credit, and starting a business or franchise, is critical in moving into new countries.
This introduction to the Hong Kong market was prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce's U.S. Commercial Service. It covers such topics as market challenges and opportunities in Hong Kong as well as market entry strategies.
The World Bank's "Doing Business In" project compares business procedures and economic regulations in 181 countries throughout the world. This comprehensive report includes chapters about dealing with licenses, starting or closing a business, employing workers, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and trading across borders in Argentina. Most World Bank materials are published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.
This comprehensive report includes chapters about dealing with licenses, starting or closing a business, employing workers, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts and trading across borders in Hong Kong.
This World Bank chart summarizes the procedures, schedule requirements, and costs associated with setting up a business in Hong Kong.
Using the building of a warehouse as an example, this page features a chart summarizing the procedures, time and costs to build in Hong Kong. Text beneath the chart provides details about each procedural step in the process.
Business success abroad depends not only on the quality of your products and services, but also on the knowledge and respect you show for the customs and manners of business people in your host country. These guides will help you to ensure that your business conduct in Hong Kong makes a positive impression.