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Business in Hong Kong: gateway to China



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Syllabus of the Subject

Hong Kong: Asian economic centre. Hongkongese international trade


  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
    1. China-Hong Kong Agreement
    2. Agreement on Closer Economic Partnership between New Zealand, Hong Kong, and China
    3. Hong Kong China-New Zealand Agreement
  6. Investment 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 “International Trade and Business in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Hongkongese Economy and Global Trade
  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

Asia Masters, Doctorate (Global Business, Foreign Trade)


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Hong Kong” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Course: Taoism, Confucianism & Business.

Taoism, Confucianism and Business

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Hong Kong Study Doctorate in International Business in French Hong Kong Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Hong Kong.

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

Masters adapted to Hong Kong, Masters, International Business Trade Hongkongese Students.

Foreign Trade and Business in China

International Trade and Business in Hong Kong


Transport Corridors
  1. Access to the East-West Corridor (Myanmar-Vietnam)
  2. Access to the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor

Nanning (China)-Singapore Economic Corridor

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements


Preferential Access and Trade Agreements of Hong Kong

  1. APEC
  2. Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
  3. New Zealand-Hong Kong China Closer Economic Partnership
  4. ASEAN-Hong Kong China Agreement
  5. Georgia-Hong Kong China Agreement
  6. Australia-Hong Kong China Agreement
  7. Macao-Hong Kong Agreement
  8. Chile-Hong Kong China Agreement
  9. EFTA-Hong Kong Agreement

Global Trade and Business in Hong Kong:
China-Honk-Kong Closer Economic Partnership

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


Asian Economic Institutions


  1. ESCAP
  2. Asian Development Bank
  3. PEEC
  4. Colombo Plan

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. UNCITRAL
    4. WIPO
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF

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


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 km²
  3. Hongkongese population: 7.1 million people
  4. Independence of Hong Kong from the UK in 1997
  5. Currency: Hong Kong Dollar
  6. Hongkongese GDP (nominal): 215,354 billion dollars;
    1. Agriculture: 0.1%
    2. Industry: 9%
    3. Services: 90.9%
  7. GDP (PPP) of Hong Kong: 350 billion dollars
  8. Inflation in Hong Kong: 2%
  9. The main export destinations are China, the U.S., and Japan

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 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
Main religions in Hong Kong: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism

Buddhism and Global Business

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



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