Advantages of doing business in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an ideal place to invest or to do business. It is characterised by its:
- Free trade and investment policy
- Rule of law
- Complete freedom of capital movement
- Clean and efficient government
- Low and simple taxation
- Close proximity to markets in Asia
- Highly skilled workforce
Hong Kong is also known as the gateway to China as it offers easy access – commercially and geographically – to Mainland China business opportunities. The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region, the largest and most productive manufacturing region in China, is immediately to the north of Hong Kong and business people commute regularly and easily between the two.
Learn more about the PRD region .
The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) is the first free trade agreement between Mainland China and Hong Kong. It opens up huge markets for Hong Kong goods and services, greatly enhancing the existing close economic cooperation and integration. In brief, the Mainland applies zero import tariffs for exports from Hong Kong meeting CEPA origin rules for goods and preferential market access for Hong Kong companies in 47 service sectors, including banking, logistics, legal, audio-visual, transport and mining. Overseas companies can also benefit from CEPA in various ways.
Learn more about CEPA .
The Business & Trade section of the Hong Kong Government one-stop portal (GovHK) is useful for foreign investors and companies and features information to assist you in planning and establishing your business in Hong Kong.
The Employment section of GovHK features information and services about recruitment, labour legislation, employees' protection and compensation, the Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme, and occupational safety and health in Hong Kong.
Find out how to register your business and what kind of tax you need to pay when you invest or operate business in Hong Kong.
This section of GovHK directs you to a range of information about the MPF system, from how it works to the obligations of employers and employees.
The scheme allows people who make capital investments in Hong Kong to be granted entry into the territory for residence purposes.
Learn more about the entry arrangement for investment (to establish/join in business) in Hong Kong here.
Find information and online services for business registration, licensing and permits here.
Learn about the support and services for foreign enterprises looking to establish or expand their presence in Hong Kong.
Learn more about how your business can benefit from Hong Kong’s status as a gateway to the Mainland Chinese market here.