Hong Kong, being a free port with a deep and wide sheltered harbour, and located geographically in the middle of the South East Asia and having a 24 hours time zone where anywhere in the world can be reached conveniently, has been a major shipping, trade & financial centre for decades.
Hong Kong does not have any restriction on movement/transit of general merchandise goods, currencies and people. Most commodities are not subject to any custom tax or tariff. Benefiting from its stable political position, strong & solid rule of law tradition, safe working environment with low crime rates, low level to minimal government intervention, low taxation rate (often with frequent tax- cuts, incentives & government subsidies), bilingual language ability (English, Chinese/Cantonese/Putonghua/Mandarin) and vibrant commercial environment, business people all over the world have enjoyed setting up business and conducting tradings in Hong Kong.
Business can be easily set up in Hong Kong through a sole-proprietorship, partnership/limited partnership or limited company by shares. Large scale corporation can be operated through listed companies where their shares are being traded through the Unified stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Foreign companies already established overseas in their home countries can easily setup a regional office/headquarters, representative office or branch office in Hong Kong. Presence in Hong Kong would be an ideal gateway into Mainland China.
Please consult us if you wish to setup a business in Hong Kong. We would provide legal advice as to the appropriate business structure which will be best suited to your needs and requirements.
If you have already set up a business in Hong Kong and wish to seek legal consultation and support, you may approach our Firm at your convenience.