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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 a.m., 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 travellers 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 traveller 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://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/CLIA/CLIA_Laboratory_Demographic_Information 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 travellers 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
   
Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has extended, until further notice, the entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries or regions by plane and those having been to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days preceding arrival at Hong Kong.  All transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport will also continue to be suspended until further notice. Details here.

Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended
   
Specified conditions imposed on inbound travelers who have visited the US and other specified high risk places (Cap.599H)

Requirements under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travelers) Regulation (Cap.599H). Details here.

Specified conditions imposed on inbound travelers who have visited the US and other specified high risk places (Cap.599H)
   
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco Welcomes New Director

Ms. Jacko Shun Man Tsang assumed the post of Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco on August 27, 2020.  Ms. Tsang is responsible for promoting and strengthening the business, trade and cultural ties between Hong Kong and 19 western states of the United States. Details here.

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco Welcomes New Director
   
Hong Kong once again ranked as world's freest economy

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government welcomed that the Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the world's freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2020 Annual Report.  Details here.

Hong Kong once again ranked as world's freest economy
   
Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development attends webinar to share insights on global trade after COVID-19 pandemic

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau attended a webinar organized by The Economist Events to share his insights on global trade after the COVID-19 pandemic. Details here.

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development attends webinar to share insights on global trade after COVID-19 pandemic
   

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A New Normal: Resilience of a Digital Economy

As the coronavirus swept across the globe, industries ranging from automotive to food processing saw global companies suspending production as their supply chains broke down. Other organizations got caught up transitioning to digital when they could have been addressing consumer needs. But not in Hong Kong. Details here.

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A New Normal: Resilience of a Digital Economy
   

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