Welcome and Jurisdiction


Established in 1986, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco represents the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) 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 HKSAR’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.

Hong Kong is Asia’s international finance, trade, logistics and tourism center. With the removal of wine duty in 2008, the HKSAR has become one of the world’s largest wine trading and distribution hubs. Hong Kong is also well-known for its vibrant cultural and creative industries, and has been making great strides in innovation and technology in recent years.

We have a Public Relations Unit that assists the public and the media with their inquiries on matters related to Hong Kong. Our newsletter - e-Hong Kong and regular press releases are published to furnish those who are interested in Hong Kong with timely information on this world's freest economy.

Our Invest Hong Kong Desk, staffed by specialists with technical and industrial background and experience, provides a full range of services and information to entrepreneurs interested in establishing operations in Hong Kong. All services offered, including advice on investment opportunities in Hong Kong, introduction to potential joint-venture partners, etc., are provided free of charge and in strict confidence.

To enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness, we have set up a Dedicated Team for Attracting Businesses and Talents to proactively reach out to target enterprises and talents, to attract them to pursue development in Hong Kong.

As our partners in promoting Hong Kong to the business communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada, Texas and Washington State, a number of Hong Kong Business Associations and Hong Kong Clubs have been established by corporations and individuals that have significant business or cultural ties with Hong Kong. We encourage you to join them as members and participate in their activities to keep yourself abreast of the exciting new business opportunities in Hong Kong.

I hope you find the information on this website useful. Please contact us any time you need further information or assistance.
Address: 130 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-4301, USA