Hong Kong’s advantages

Why do so many investors establish operations in Hong Kong? We operate a level playing field. We practise the rule of law scrupulously. We have a corruption-free and effective civil service, a free press and free flow of information, a simple and low tax regime, an independent judiciary, a world-class banking system, a skilled and knowledgeable workforce and an unrivalled location in the heart of Asia.

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Gateway to the mainland

Flanking the mouth of the Pearl River, Hong Kong is perfectly situated for trade with mainland China and has established itself as a two-way service platform between the mainland and the rest of the world.

Hong Kong has been the natural business hub in the Greater Pearl River Delta — with a population of 48 million and the highest per capita income in the mainland. Hong Kong provides the capital, management, technology, market knowledge and access to international markets, while the mainland offers world-class low-cost manufacturing and access to a new, demanding consumer base.

The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), a free trade agreement between the Chinese and Hong Kong governments, has opened up new opportunities in the Mainland for local and international companies based in Hong Kong. It provides preferential and accelerated market access for 18 key service sectors in the mainland, as well as zero import tariffs for everything made in Hong Kong that meets CEPA’s rules of origin. CEPA II, which mainly takes effect on January 1, 2005, will extend benefits to more products and service sectors.

Invest Hong Kong offers an extensive range of practical assistance, from promotional advice and procedural guidance to site visits, official contacts, information and aftercare services.

Contact us at www.InvestHK.gov.hk to find out more.