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Doing Business in Hong Kong

Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Hong Kong. Asian economic centre.

  1. Introduction to the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong: gateway to China
  3. Economy of Hong Kong
  4. Pearl River Delta
  5. Hongkongese international trade
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Hong Kong
  7. Setting up in Hong Kong
  8. Case Study:
    1. Imaginarium in Hong Kong
    2. Mango in Hong Kong
  9. Agreement on Closer Economic Partnership between New Zealand, Hong Kong, and China
  10. Access to the Hongkongese market
  11. Business Plan for Hong Kong

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Hongkongese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in Hong Kong
  3. To understand the importance of Hong Kong as a gateway to the Chinese market
  4. To explore Hong Kong's trade relations with the country of the student
  5. To examine the profile of the Hongkongese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Hongkongese market
The Subject “Doing Business in Hong Kong” is part of the following programs:
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Asia, Pacific, BRICS Countries
  2. Course Business in China
  3. Doctorate in Business in Asia

Master and Doctorate in International Business for the Hongkongese Students

Course learning materials in English or Spanish Hong Kong French Hong Kong Portuguese Hong Kong

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Hong Kong”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks


Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Hong Kong:
China-Honk-Kong Closer Economic Partnership

Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Hong Kong):

Hong Kong has a prime location at the geographical, financial, and economic centre of Asia.

  1. Business Executives in Hong Kong have fast and easy access to all the largest markets in the Asia-Pacific region. This strategic position is one of the main reasons for the popularity of Hong Kong as a location for regional operations
  2. Executives can travel back and forth to Beijing, Shanghai, and other major Chinese cities in a single day while making their home in Hong Kong
  3. Situated on the South-east coast of Mainland China, Hong Kong has the huge hinterland, which with 1.3 billion people is the largest single market in the world
  4. Hong Kong is the largest source of foreign direct investment in Mainland China
  5. 100 mainland companies are listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
  6. At least 1,800 Mainland-backed companies are incorporated in Hong Kong
  7. There are twenty-six Chinese banks and seven representative offices operating in Hong Kong
  8. Free trade is the vision of Hong Kong. HK is one of the most open, externally orientated economies in the World
  9. The Heritage Foundation has consistently rated it as the freest economy in the World

Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong

  1. The official languages of Hong Kong are English and Cantonese
  2. Area: 1,108 square kilometres
  3. Hongkongese population: 7.1 millions of people
  4. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1997
  5. Currency: Hong Kong Dollar
  6. Main religions in Hong Kong: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism
  7. Hongkongese GDP (nominal): 215,354 billion dollars
    1. Agriculture: 0.1%
    2. Industry: 9%
    3. Services: 90.9%
  8. GDP (PPP): 350 billion dollars
  9. Inflation: 2%
  10. Main export destinations are China, the US, and Japan

The Greater Pearl River Delta region, which consists of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macau Special Administrative Region, and the Pearl River Delta Economic development Zone part of Guangdong Province, has emerged as one of the most dynamic economic regions in the World.

The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), which took effect in the beginning of 2004, provides Hong Kong with additional and exclusive Mainland market access benefits. Thousands of international companies implicated in international trade with the People's Republic of China have chosen to set up their headquarters in Hong Kong.

Requisites for establishing a business in Hong Kong are famous for being simple and straight forward. You can set up a new company in six days, and it will cost you only a few hundred dollars.

The type of structure that is most appropriate will depend on tax issues, strategic plans, financial aspects, willingness to take on ongoing obligations and much more. Because of the complex and long-term impact of this decision; it is advisable to seek professional advice.

Most common forms of business for foreign investors are:

  1. Private limited companies
  2. Branch offices of foreign companies
  3. Representative offices
  4. Partnerships/sole proprietorships
  5. Joint Ventures

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

Hong Kong's Economic Institutions and Trade Agreements:

  1. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  2. New Zealand-Hong Kong Agreement
  3. Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
  4. New Zealand-Hong Kong-China Closer Economic Partnership
  5. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
  6. Asian Development Bank
  7. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

The New Zealand-Hong Kong Agreement
New Zealand-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Doing Business in Hong Kong

Greater Pearl River Delta

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