The former British colony has continued its close relationship with the UK: over 300 British companies have regional headquarters or offices in Hong Kong and the governments work together closely on financial service regulation and low-carbon growth.
Sources: Deloitte, GOV.UK, UKTI
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|Hong Kong: Country Profile|
|US$ 486.1 billion (2013 est.)|
|Area:||1,104 sq km||Export Commodities:||Electrical machinery and appliances, textiles, apparel, footwear, watches and clocks, toys, plastics, precious stones, printed material|
|Currency:||1 Hong Kong dollar (HKD) = 100 cent||Top Export Destinations:||USA, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Canada, India, Italy|
|GDP:||US$ 381.7 billion (2013 est.)||IMPORTS INTO HONG KONG|
|Time Zones:||UTC + 8; daylight savings not observed||Imports into
|US$ 514.5 billion (2013 est.)|
|Languages:||Cantonese (official), English (official), Putonghua (Mandarin), other Chinese dialects, other||Import Commodities:||Raw materials and semi-manufactures, consumer goods, capital goods, foodstuffs, fuel (most is re-exported)|
|Ethnic Groups:||Chinese 93.6%, Filipino 1.9%, Indonesian 1.9%, other 2.6%||Top Import Origins:||Germany, China, USA, Australia, Italy, Japan, UK|
|Lantau Island||3 days|
|Yeun Long||3 days|
|Tsuen Wan||3 days|
|Tuen Mun||3 days|
Beverages with an alcoholic strength above 30% at 20°C
Receiver to provide import licence or pay duties. State alcohol content, age, quantity, volume and brand for exemption proof, licence application or duty rate calculation. Transit shipments: obtain permit.
Animal products including skins and leather goods and ivory
Clearly state kind of commodity (i.e. made with what kind of animals – scientific names), or shipment will be subject to inspection.
Involving endangered species including ivory: provide Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) certificate, import licence and/or certificate of origin.
Biological Substance Category B, UN3373
Import and transit may require permit issued by Hong Kong’s Department of Health. Transit shipments with non-infectious content not exposed to infectious agents: declare explicitly on invoice.
Circuits & circuit boards, computer components, parts and software, electronic equipment, radar equipment including transmitters & receivers and telecommunications equipment
State technical details on invoice. Telecommunications equipment: receiver requires import licence from Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA).
Drugs: prescription and non-prescription, medical samples, medical / dental supplies and equipment
Receiver requires import licence from Hong Kong’s Department of Health.
Send as goods. Clearly show shipper and receivers’ details on Waybill; state shipment is diplomatic mail and/or related to foreign affairs.
Foodstuffs and other perishables including fresh milk, excluding canned or dry foods
Subject to inspection. State commodity type on invoice. Fresh milk: provide milk licence; powdered formula: provide export licence.
Mobile phones, accessories and components
Receiver requires import licence from Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA).
Receiver requires import licence from Hong Kong’s Trade and Industry Department.
Provide Phytosanitary Certificate.
Dutiable unless receiver holds import licence.
For asbestos, Carnet shipments, chemicals including drugs and x-ray machines please contact DHL Customer Services before shipping.