Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
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Established in 1986, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco represents the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government in the western part of the United States. We seek to strengthen and broaden Hong Kong’s economic relations with the 19 western states, by enhancing understanding of the SAR’s free trade policy and its unique advantages as the two-way platform for overseas companies to access the China market and for Chinese companies to go global.



What's New

   
Public Health Response Plan Activated

Hong Kong health authorities continue to monitor developments regarding the emergence of an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. A dedicated webpage has been set up to provide relevant information and health advice. Details here.

Public Health Response Plan Activated
   
Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US

Starting at 0.00 am, August 10, 2020, the relevant conditions for Hong Kong residents travelling from the US to Hong Kong have been simplified. Before boarding the flight, relevant travelers are required to present test report, in English or Chinese, showing a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test administered within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure. The traveler is also required to present documentary proof in English to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is recognized/ approved/ ISO15189 accredited. Recognized laboratories in the US may be located via: https://qcor.cms.gov/main.jsp (please click on “CLIA Laboratory Lookup” in the left-hand column) or on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/clia/LabSearch.html and print out the relevant record from the database. A relevant letter issued by the New York State Department of Health is attached for reference. The travelers are also required to show confirmation that they have booked a hotel for at least two weeks and will be quarantined at the hotel upon arrival. Please note that until further notice, only Hong Kong residents will be permitted to enter Hong Kong. The relevant specifications will remain effective until further notice. Details here.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US
   
Policy Address: Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, delivered her annual Policy Address on November 25, with measures to support Hong Kong to strive ahead with renewed perseverance. Details here.

Policy Address: Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance
   
Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home

The current pandemic has indeed changed the way we work and connect. At this time, when there are limits to international travels and in-person meetings, we would like to bring some of Hong Kong's arts and cultural experience to you.

Through this newly created webpage, we hope to bring you some of Hong Kong's arts and cultural programs for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. So, please visit the webpage when you have time. Details here.

Experience Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene from the comfort of your home
   
Belt and Road Summit brings together government and business leaders to explore collaboration opportunities along Belt and Road

The fifth Belt and Road Summit opened on November 30 with over 6 000 government officials, entrepreneurs and professionals from about 80 countries and regions signed up to participate online to explore collaboration opportunities along the Belt and Road. Click here.

Belt and Road Summit brings together government and business leaders to explore collaboration opportunities along Belt and Road
   

The Economist

Hong Kong supply chains

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a major shock to already overextended and fragile supply chains around the world. But with its unique strengths, Hong Kong looks set to bounce back in recovery as an even more resilient logistics hub regionally and globally. Click here.

Hong Kong supply chains
   

MONOCOLE

Time to take a fresh look at Hong Kong

Hong Kong has always provided a unique platform for business looking to build a presence in Asia and this decade will be no different. The four core pillars of the economy are powering ahead with the rapid adoption of technology and the rollout of reforms. Meanwhile, a creative set of pillars has arisen that leverage the city’s traditional strengths and lead to broad opportunities. Details here.

Time to take a fresh look at Hong Kong
   
Govt refutes the report by US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government refutes the report issued by the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission and urges the United States to respect the basic norms governing international relations. Details here.

Govt refutes the report by US-China Economic and Security Review Commission
   

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