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Business in Hong Kong

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Hong Kong. Asian economic centre

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

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

  1. To analyse the Hongkongese Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in Hong Kong
  3. To understand the importance of Hong Kong as a gateway to the Chinese market
  4. To explore the Hongkongese trade relations with the country of the student
  5. To examine the profile of Hongkongese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Hongkongese market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Hong Kongbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Courses: Business in China, Taoism, Confucianism & Business
  3. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Hong Kong, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Hongkongese Students

Online Asian Student (Master, Doctorate) Foreign Trade, Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Hong Kong Study, Master in International Business in French Hong Kong Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Hong Kong

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and 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

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Hong Kong

Transport Corridors
  1. Access to the East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)
  2. Access to the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
    1. Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone

Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements of Hong Kong

  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

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  4. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  5. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
    2. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)
  6. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Nanning (China)-Singapore Economic Corridor, Road Transportation Course

Asian Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
  4. Colombo Plan

Global Organisations

  1. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
    4. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  3. World Bank (WB)
  4. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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.
  2. This strategic position is one of the main reasons for the popularity of Hong Kong as a location for regional operations
  3. 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
  4. Situated on the South-east coast of Mainland China, Hong Kong has a huge hinterland, which with 1.3 billion people is the largest single market in the world
  5. Hong Kong is the largest source of the foreign direct investment in Mainland China
  6. 100 mainland companies are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  7. At least 1,800 Mainland-backed companies are incorporated in Hong Kong
  8. There are twenty-six Chinese banks and seven representative offices operating in Hong Kong
  9. Free trade is the vision of Hong Kong.
  10. HK is one of the most open, externally orientated economies in the World
  11. 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 of Hong Kong: 1,108 square kilometres
  3. Hongkongese population: 7.1 million people
  4. Independence of Hong Kong 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) od Hong Kong: 350 billion dollars
  9. Inflation in Hong Kong: 2%
  10. The main export destinations are China, the U.S., and Japan

Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, China, ASEAN, Brunei Philippines Indonesia

The Greater Pearl River Delta region, which consists of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 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 to 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 the 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. Trade and Investment Liberalisation. Bogor Goals

The New Zealand-Hong Kong Agreement
New Zealand-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement

Course Master: Business in Hong Kong

Greater Pearl River Delta. High end processes in Hong Kong, production base in Mainland China

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