Hong Kong: Resources
The Hong Kong Business Directory, put forth by the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, provides a comprehensive list of companies offering both goods and services based in Hong Kong. Users may search by product or service in specific industries to locate companies specific to their business needs. Each company listing contains a background about the business, its website, and information regarding the services or products provided by the company.
This is the business section of the South China Morning Post, a newspaper from Hong Kong. This site provides information in separate sections, including markets, stock quotes, money, companies, and economy.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is the governmental authority in Hong Kong responsible for maintaining monetary and banking stability through policy development and regulation. This site contains publications, statistics, and regulations as overseen by the HKMA.
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the food and beverage industry within Hong Kong. The site posts recent news about the food industry including incident posts and alerts of food recalls. Additionally, information about import control, export certification, slaughterhouses, animal monitoring, food legislation, and other topics is available for those interested in moving their food-related business to Hong Kong.
The Communications Authority (CA) regulates the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors in Hong Kong. The CA briefs officials and proposes legislation and regulatory policies relating to the sectors. The authority grants service licenses, deals with complaints, manages the radio frequency spectrum, develops equipment, and enforces legislation. CA's site contains a media library with press releases, publications, and data and statistics. Specific information regarding policies, regulation, and licensing is also available on the website.
Hong Kong's Drug Office is responsible for the market surveillance of medicines, risk assessments, and complaints of drugs. Additionally, the office is in charge of inspecting the drugs, licensing manufacturers and retailers, and conducting research and development for the improvement of drug standards. The site is designed to provide specific information for consumers, healthcare providers, and those interested in pharmaceutical trade, and the homepage offers sections that are specific to these audiences.
Responsible for the welfare and regulation of the Hong Kong labor market, the Labour Department of Hong Kong offers a series of publications, labor legislation, recommended employment practices, as well as up-to-date information regarding the Hong Kong labor market situation.
The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and futures sectors of the Hong Kong financial services industry. The site contains a list of rules, regulations, publications, and services provided by the SFC.
This site contains information about trade and business in Asia - specifically in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Resources include write-ups on import and export regulations, intellectual property rights, and information on how to establish small businesses in Asia.
The ttnet.net directory is a trade directory that provides trade leads and information on trade shows, manufacturers, and products pertaining to the greater China area. Users may search by the category of products and manufacturers or browse the recently posted trade leads. The listings available on the website include products and manufacturers from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
Located in the United States, the numerous Hong Kong Economic Trade Offices aim to strengthen economic, trade, and investment relationships between Hong Kong and the U.S. The site contains numerous resources including guides for traveling and doing business in Hong Kong, as well as statistics regarding trade between the two countries. Videos, news releases, and exhibitions related to the trade offices are also posted on the website.
The Hong Kong Shipping Directory provides a search engine for shipping and marine-related companies in Hong Kong. This site also contains links to shipping information and press releases.
The mission of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is to promote trade within Hong Kong by creating opportunities for small and medium-sized companies to partner with global service and product providers. The HKTDC site allows users to view and post trade leads as well as search for specific service or product providers. Other features on the website include a listing of events, research conducted by the council, news, and a blog/forum.
The goal of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance is to promote urban development while focusing on improving the environment. The site is used for large-scale development projects that are to be implemented for research and forecasts, as well as evaluating the impact of business operations on the environment.
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) is composed of a large body of members with the objective to promote, represent, and safeguard the interests of the Hong Kong business community. This site includes business directories, descriptions of the committees, economic updates, upcoming events, and information about business services to help Hong Kong connect with mainland China and the rest of the world.