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How to set up business in Hong Kong: InvestHK can help you

The number of business operations in Hong Kong with parent companies overseas and in Mainland China climbed 6.4% to 8 754 in 2018, compared to 8225 in 2017. The 8 754 respondent companies comprised 1 530 operating as regional headquarters (RHQs), 2 425 as regional offices (ROs) and 4 799 as local offices (LOs). The number of RHQs showed a robust growth of 8.3 % from 1 413 in 2017, revealing the key role Hong Kong plays for many businesses across Asia.

Setting up a business in Hong Kong is quick, simple and straightforward. 

Every investor has a wide range of business vehicles to choose from when doing business in Hong Kong.  The type of structure that is most appropriate will depend on tax issues, strategic plans, financial aspects, willingness to take on ongoing obligations, and other considerations. The most common forms of business vehicles foreign investors choose include:

  • Private limited companies
  • Branch office of parent companies
  • Representative offices
  • Partnership/sole proprietorship
  • Joint ventures

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) provides free advice for companies and entrepreneurs setting up in Hong Kong.  As your first port of call, please contact the Invest Hong Kong team in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels.

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is the Hong Kong Government department that promotes the many advantages of Hong Kong as a base to locate a business; and assists overseas enterprises establish and develop their presence in the city.

InvestHK offers free investment promotion, facilitation and aftercare services to ensure that companies have all the support required to establish or expand operations in the dynamic Hong Kong economy. In essence, InvestHK provides an efficient and effective means of completing then implementing business plans of overseas enterprises.

Whether it is information provision, site visits, business matching, or interface with government departments, InvestHK provides tailored and comprehensive inward investment support services to prospective and existing foreign investors. 

The InvestHK team of this office stands ready to help. Please feel free to contact us:

Ms Paula KANT
Senior Investment Promotion Executive
Tel: (+32) (0)2 775 00 62

Mr Fernando de la CAL
Investment Promotion Executive
Tel: (+ 32) (0)2 775 00 77

Investment Promotion Assistant
Tel: (+32) (0)2 775 00 76

You may also contact our other colleagues in other parts of the world.