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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.



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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

Currently, only Hong Kong residents are allowed to enter Hong Kong from the US.
Before boarding the flight, travelers from the US 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. They are 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: the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/clia/LabSearch.html or
https://qcor.cms.gov/main.jsp (please click on “CLIA Laboratory Lookup” in the left-hand column) 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.

Upon arrival, inbound travelers from the US are required to undergo 21-day compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. Effective May 12, the compulsory quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers will be adjusted to 14 days. Subsequently, they are required to self-monitor for seven days and undergo compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th day of their arrival at Hong Kong. Fully vaccinated persons means persons who have received the necessary doses as stipulated in guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course 14 days prior to their arrival at Hong Kong. All World Health Organization/National Medical Products Administration/Hong Kong-recognized vaccines are accepted. Details here.

Entry requirement to Hong Kong from the US
   
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
   
Hong Kong ranks 3rd in arbitration survey

The Department of Justice welcomed the 2021 International Arbitration Survey released by Queen Mary University of London in which Hong Kong was ranked the third most preferred seat for arbitration worldwide. Details here.

Hong Kong ranks 3rd in arbitration survey
   

Business Insider

Into the New - New Finance

Over the past few years, Hong Kong has fast-tracked its way to become a world-class financial-technology hub. Leveraging its global standing in financial services and its proximity to Mainland China and Southeast Asia, and coordinating regulatory and funding support from the local authorities, the city has emerged as a prime location for fintech firms.

Here’s a look at what makes Hong Kong an ideal choice for fintech innovation and market entry, highlighting fintech companies that have already chosen Hong Kong as their base and examining the factors that are contributing to growth. Details here.

Into the New - New Finance
   

Bloomberg

Fusion power - Fueling global innovation from Hong Kong and the GBA as a whole

Hong Kong and Shenzhen, two of the largest cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) are working together to transform the GBA into a global hub for innovation and technology (I&T), applied research and development (R&D) and advanced manufacturing. 

Consider the wide range of capabilities at their disposal to make this happen: Hong Kong, a global hub for trade and the world’s second largest center for biotech funding, is home to over 3,300 startups and world-class universities that house cutting-edge R&D facilities, which, in turn, are funded by the city’s deep capital markets. Meanwhile, Shenzhen has gained worldwide renown as China’s technology capital. Details here.

Fusion power - Fueling global innovation from Hong Kong and the GBA as a whole
   

American Chamber of Commerce

Living and Investing in Hong Kong

Whether you’re considering, actively planning, or in the chaotic midst of a move to Hong Kong, Living and Investing in Hong Kong is the all-you-need-to-know guide by the American Chamber of Commerce for your new life in one of Asia’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities. Details here.

American Chamber of Commerce
   

CNN

How to visit two of Hong Kong's most remote islands in one day

Although some travelers think of Hong Kong as just Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon peninsula, the city is home to hundreds of inhabited and uninhabited islands.

Ap Chau and Kat O, AKA Duck Island and Crooked Island, located in Hong Kong's far north, are part of the Hong Kong UNESCO-recognized Global Geopark. Two islands, both beautiful in their own distinct ways, that don't feel anything like the rest of Hong Kong. With a little careful planning ahead of time, you can visit them both in one day, all for just a few dollars. Details here.

How to visit two of Hong Kong's most remote islands in one day
   

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