Welcome to Hong Kong. An important gateway for doing business in Mainland China and Asia, Hong Kong is considered to be ‘Asia’s World City’. A special administrative region (SAR) of China, it’s a bustling and intense destination that never stops. Free trade, low tax and little Government intervention mark Hong Kong’s open economy. All this means plenty of dynamic business opportunities for New Zealand exporters.
To find out more about this impressive market and its opportunities, download our Hong Kong market guide on this page.
Here's a snapshot - you can find more detailed data in our guide.
|Export market ranking||NZ's 12th largest export market (20161)|
|Free trade agreements||NZ-Hong Kong, China CEP|
|Ease of Doing Business ranking2||4 of 190|
|Corruption Perceptions Index ranking3||15 of 176|
Getting to Hong KongYou can fly direct from Auckland to Hong Kong with Air New Zealand or Cathay Pacific. This will take at least 11 hours.
When to visit
Some public holidays in Hong Kong are set to the lunar calendar so they change each year. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with Hong Kong’s national holidays as some businesses may close during these times.
Before you go, check Safe Travel for travel advisories on Hong Kong.
Business in Hong Kong can be frantic. Many people are hardworking and focused on their careers – however, business culture in Hong Kong takes some patience. People typically take a long-term view of business relationships and negotiations can take some time. All aspects are discussed and considered carefully.
You can find more cultural information in our Hong Kong market guide on this page.
Working in-marketGetting the most out of your visit means hitting the ground running. Co-working is an excellent option if you’re staying put for more than a few days. Facilities vary, but typically you can expect a desk, and access to wifi, printer / scanner, tea / coffee and a lounge area. Some facilities may offer extended perks such as parking and on-site cafes. If you’re visiting the market solo, it also means the chance to work in the company of other like-minded business people and freelancers. Co-working spaces can be searched by city on Nomad List.
Connect with NZTE in Hong KongIf you’re an NZTE customer and preparing to visit Hong Kong, please get in touch with your Customer Manager to discuss your plans and possible areas of assistance. If you don’t have a Customer Manager, contact our Advisor Team for more information.
New Zealand's relationship with Hong Kong
If you're looking for more information about our relationship with Hong Kong, take a look at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Their Hong Kong page is packed with information, including a list of embassies / consulates and details of recent official visits.