Why Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the world's freest economies. World-class talents, first-rate infrastructure, robust legal system, low and simple tax regime - these are just a few of the many advantages that this unique city offers. For Mainland companies going global, and overseas enterprises entering the Mainland market, Hong Kong is your perfect gateway.

Hong Kong's appeals:

Doing Business in Hong Kong

Hong Kong welcomes investors and enterprises from all over the world to come here to do business. Get an overview of Hong Kong's tax system, employment, Mandatory Provident Fund scheme, market information and statistics as well as entry arrangement for investment in Hong Kong, etc at
http://www.gov.hk/en/nonresidents/investinghk/ to assist your business planning.

The Trade and Industry Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government compiles “The Directory of Hong Kong Trade and Industrial Organisations” in order to provide reference on organisations in the trade and industry sectors in Hong Kong.  The organisations covered in the Directory are mainly chambers of commerce, trade and industrial associations, government-funded organisations and professional bodies. The Directory comprises information on these organisations such as contact details and principal office-bearers.  Please visit :

As a statutory body established to promote, amongst others, Hong Kong products and service trades, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council offers a variety of business-enabling and support services, including information related to service providers and product suppliers.  Please visit: http://www.hktdc.com/en-buyer/

Setting Up Your Company

It is fast, easy and affordable to set up a business in Hong Kong. Here is the general procedure:

North China Investment Promotion Unit

As one of the teams set up in the Mainland by Invest Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the main missions of the North China Investment Promotion Unit (IPU) are to promote the business advantages of Hong Kong to the 10 provinces/municipalities/autonomous regions covered by the Beijing Office, encourage Mainland companies in those regions to open or expand their overseas businesses in or through Hong Kong and assist investors to set up offices in Hong Kong. For Mainland companies interested in setting up offices in Hong Kong, the IPU offers a series of free advice and support services, including:

  • Provide the latest information about the economic environment and investment opportunities in Hong Kong;
  • Provide advice and practical support about setting up business in Hong Kong, such as company and business registration, application for licences, trademark registration, working visas, staff recruitment and selection of office premises etc;
  • Liaise with relevant Government departments, organisations and Chambers of Commerce etc;
  • Provide information on business matching;
  • Arrange for public relations and publicity activities; and
  • Provide continuing assistance

Should you have specific questions about investing in Hong Kong, please contact:

North China Investment Promotion Unit
Tel: (8610) 6657 2880 Ext.: 865
Fax: (8610) 6657 2062
Address: No.71, Di'anmen Xidajie, Xicheng District, Beijing, China (Postal Code: 100009)

Invest Hong Kong

InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Our mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. In all our services, we apply the following core values: passion, integrity, professionalism, customer service, business friendliness and responsiveness.

We work with overseas and Mainland entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that wish to set up an office – or expand their existing business – in Hong Kong

We offer free advice and services to support companies from the planning stage right through to the launch and expansion of their business.

For more information, please visit

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

Important Message: The Government has announced that the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme would be suspended with effect from 15 January 2015 until further notice. The Immigration Department will continue to process applications received on or before 14 January 2015, whether already approved (including approval-in-principle and formal approval) or still being processed. For details and FAQs, please click here.

The objective of the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme is to facilitate the entry for residence by capital investment entrants (the entrant), i.e. persons who bring capital to Hong Kong but would not be engaged in the running of any business here. The entrant is allowed to make his choice of investments amongst permissible assets without the need to establish or join in a business.

The Scheme is applicable to:

  • Foreign nationals (except nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba and Democratic People's Republic of Korea);
  • Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) residents;
  • Chinese nationals who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country;
  • Stateless persons who have obtained permanent resident status in a foreign country with proven re-entry facilities; and
  • Taiwan residents.

For detailed information, please refer to the following link of the Immigration Department of Hong Kong:
Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

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