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 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
   
Entry to Hong Kong during the Fight Against COVID-19

Hong Kong remains open to visitors during the current fight against COVID-19 virus. But to prevent the virus from entering and spreading in the city, strict measures have been put in place. Details here.

Entry to Hong Kong during the Fight Against COVID-19
   
Security law comes into effect

The Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the National Security Law) was gazetted for promulgation on June 30 and took effect at 11pm the same day. Details here.

Security law comes into effect
   
Cash handout registration set

The Cash Payout Scheme will be open for registration from June 21, and Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above on or before March 31, 2021 are eligible to receive the $10,000 payout. Details here.

Cash handout registration set
   
Arbitral proceedings scheme starts

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has launched a pilot scheme to provide facilitation for eligible non-Hong Kong residents participating in arbitral proceedings in Hong Kong on a short-term basis. Details here.

Arbitral proceedings scheme starts
   

euronews

Hong Kong's new business and cultural normal

As the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, Spotlight explores how Hong Kong's start-up and cultural scene is adapting through a hybrid of on and offline events. Details here.

Hong Kong's new business and cultural normal
   

CNBC

Hong Kong becoming an R&D powerhouse

- The SARS outbreak in 2003 taught Hong Kong’s leaders how vital it is to invest in research and development in industries like healthcare and medicine.

- Having committed over HK$100 billion (US$12.9 billion) into innovation in recent years, Hong Kong has now become one of the fastest-growing hubs for emerging fields like biotech and telemedicine.

- A strong academic foundation and collaboration across industries, Hong Kong is seeing its innovations take center stage worldwide.

Details here.

Hong Kong becoming an R&D powerhouse
   

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