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Hong Kong First Contacts

  Consulates in Hong Kong

US Consulate
Post: American Consulate General Hong Kong
Street Address: 26 Garden Road 17th Floor
Mailing Address: PSC 464 Box 30 FPO AP 96522-0002
Telephone: 85-22-521-1467 Fax: 85-22-845-9800
Website:http://www.usconsulate.org.hk/ or
http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov/

The United States has Embassies in most countries in Asia.  These Embassies are headed by an U.S. Ambassador who is named by the President and subject to the approval of the U.S. Senate.  Typically Ambassador's are a mix of career and non career government employees.  As Hong Kong is not a nation but a Special Administrtive Region of China, the U.S. has a Consulate General in Hong Kong that is headed by a Consul General.  All of these report to the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC.  The State Department has directed that development of trade and expansion of business are prime responsibilities of each Ambassador and his Embassy.  U.S. Embassies can therefore be an ally in helping you learn more about the market in their country, research opportunities and act as a last resort in case of problems that need political support.

Foreign Consulates in Hong Kong for all countries: click here or at Hong Kong Trade Development Council website.

 Foreign Commercial Offices

U.S. Foreign Commercial Offices
Website: http://www.buyusa.gov/hongkong/en/

Most U.S. Embassies have at least one representative and in many cases a whole office that is sent to the target country by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The goal of these offices is to increase U.S. business with the target country.  These offices can be helpful in assisting you in researching opportunities in a target country.

Chambers of Commerce

American Chanbers of Commerce in Hong Kong
1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road,
Central Hong Kong
Tel.852-2526-0165, Fax: 852-2810-1209
Website: http://www.Amcham.org.hk

Most countries in Asia have U.S. Chambers of Commerce made up of member U.S. companies doing business in that country.  Typically large Chambers of Commerce have a hired staff person who acts as the Executive Director.  Smaller Chambers may have only a volunteer staff.  American Chambers of Commerce often are good sources of information on the ease or difficulty in doing business in the target country.  Oftentimes they can refer you to members who have detailed insight into set-up problems, the incidence of corruption in the host country or other challenges.  Oftentimes the target country will have its own chamber of commerce which is seeking to promote business and investment in their country.  These Chambers which represent the target country can also be helpful.

 Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
22th floor United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel. 852-2529-9229, fax: 852-2527-9843
Website: http://www.hkgcc.org.hk

This organization is the local Chamber of Commerce opened to all Hong Kong companies. The website contains a Hong Kong business directory with information on most companies doing business in Hong Kong.  When looking for a local agent, supplier or service firm, this is a good place to start.




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