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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 quarantine upon arrival. With effect from 0.00am on December 22, 2020, all travelers arriving in Hong Kong from countries outside China must stay in a designated quarantine hotel for the quarantine period. 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
   
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
   
Watch Wong Kar-wai’s films from home

Beginning December 11, seven films by Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai are available online.  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco are co-presenting “Existence is Longing: Wong Kar-wai” film series.  The retrospective showcases recent digital restorations of AS TEARS GO BY, CHUNGKING EXPRESS, DAYS OF BEING WILD, FALLEN ANGELS, HAPPY TOGETHER, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, and THE HAND. Purchase your tickets here.

Watch Wong Kar-wai’s films from home
   
Hong Kong a premier fund hub

Financial Secretary Paul Chan
In this new year, with worldwide vaccination under way or on the horizon, I have other hopes. Among them: that we can soon begin to replace the runaway use of such phrases as unprecedented times, the new normal, you're on mute and other grim reminders of the pandemic and its Pandora's Box full of trials and troubles. Details here.

Hong Kong ranked 2nd freest economy
   

Bloomberg

Introducing the new dawn: Financial Inter-connectivity

The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) heralds an exciting era for global finance, innovation and trade. Underpinning this initiative is the goal of leveraging the comparative advantages of the cities in the region. According to projections made by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, the area’s GDP is expected to increase to US$4.6 trillion by 2030, outpacing that of the Tokyo Bay Area or the New York Bay Area, to make the GBA the bay area with the highest economic output in the world. Details here.

Introducing the new dawn: Financial Inter-connectivity
   
Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme 2021

The Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme 2021 is now open for application. The program provides Hong Kong students who wish to pursue a career in the Administrative Service an early opportunity to get hands-on experience of working with serving AOs, so as to facilitate their future career planning. Applicants have to be undergoing full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies at a local, mainland or overseas tertiary institution in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years, with a view to obtaining by summer 2022 or 2023 a bachelor’s degree or higher qualifications. Details here.

Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme 2021
   
Talent Admission

With a vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle and abundant opportunities for career advancement, Hong Kong offers attractive prospects for professionals and experts from around the world. Various talent admission schemes such as the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and the Talent List are in place to attract talent and drive Hong Kong’s development as a high value-added and diversified economy.

Talent Admission
   

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