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Doing Business In Hong Kong and Macau
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The Chinese Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of Hong Kong and Macau consist of over 230 islands on either side of the Pearl River Delta in South China, and are surrounded by the Chinese province of Guangdong to the north and the South China Sea to the west, south and east. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is responsiblefor Hong Kong’s foreign affairs and defence.

Hong Kong is an exceptionally competitive financial and business hub. It is the world’s eighth-largest trading economy and one of Asia’s leading financial and business centres. With its regulatory efficiency and openness to global commerce, it is an international financial centre that acts as a conduit into and out of China for both goods and capital, and has been ranked the freest economy in the world by the Heritage Foundation for 24 consecutive years, and is ranked fourth in the World Bank’s 2019 Ease of Doing Business index.

The economy of Macau SAR is reliant on casino gaming and tourism. The majority of patrons are from Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR, where casino gaming is illegal. The new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge opened in October 2018, providing quicker access to Hong Kong and its international airport. This, together with the expansion of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area as a key part of Mainland China’s Belt and Road Initiative, are ensuring the growth of Macau’s emerging industries, such as its prominent convention and exhibition (MICE) sector, creative industry and finance sectors.

About the guides

The main objective of this Doing Business in Hong Kong and Macau Guide is to provide you with basic knowledge about Hong Kong and Macau; an overview of its economy, business culture, potential opportunities and to identify the main issues associated with initial research, market entry, risk management and cultural and language issues.

We do not pretend to provide all the answers in the guide, but novice exporters in particular will find it a useful starting point. 


This FREE guide is available in 4 formats:

  • a full colour hard-copy brochure (to order your copy please Click Here)

  • e-flipbook

  • PDF download

  • a ‘free’ downloadable 'mobile device-friendly’ app – available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play store


 Available on the iTunes App Store and Google play




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