For Australians

Market profile

Any Australian business looking to conduct business in Hong Kong will need to take local cultural dynamics into consideration. The following is a brief guide to some of the basic considerations business representatives should be aware of.

The exchange of business cards is a must in Hong Kong, so it is advisable to carry a large number and should be presented and received with both hands.

Exporters should send as much documented information about their companies, products and services as possible in advance of their visit. Business visitors must remember to follow up on meetings when they return to Australia. The quality of your agent or representative’s contacts is crucial and business introductions are vital, as companies do not deal with unknown or recommended contacts.

Answer enquiries, proposals, correspondence and invitations as soon as possible. At the very least, immediately send an acknowledgement stating that an answer will follow shortly. If you do not show sufficient interest and speed in your correspondence, your potential customer will easily find another firm who will.

FACTS

  • Imports from Hong Kong A$4,689 million
  • Exports to Hong Kong A$3,607 million
  • Capital Hong Kong
  • Official Languages Chinese, English
  • Area 1,000 sq km
  • Population 7.2 million

Events

North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTA) Information Seminar, Kogarah
18 Sep 2015
Find out about how you can take advantage of Australia's North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) wit ...
North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTA) Information Seminar, Cronulla
22 Sep 2015
Find out about how you can take advantage of Australia's North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) wit ...
Cosmoprof North Asia Trade Mission 2015
10 Nov 2015
Meet with key beauty and skincare customers and industry contacts across Hong Kong, Japan, South Kor ...
Pre-Cosmoprof Australian Beauty Products Opportunities Seminar and Networking Reception
10 Nov 2015
Meet with key beauty and skincare customers and industry contacts in Hong Kong and China

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Hong Kong and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Smartraveller

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Hong Kong. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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APEC Business Travel Card Scheme

Managed by the Department of Immigration, the APEC Business Travel Card Scheme was developed to make travelling within the 21 APEC member countries much simpler and more efficient.

IP Passport fact sheets

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