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Functions of HKETO

Set up in 1995, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore seeks to strengthen the bilateral relations between Hong Kong and three countries of ASEAN, namely Laos, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as India. We aim to promote closer economic and trade ties, understanding and co-operation, as well as to enhance cultural exchanges and people-to-people ties with the four countries under our purview.

On the investment front, we provide information, support and assistance to corporations and individuals looking to start or expand their businesses in Hong Kong or in Mainland China via Hong Kong. To implement the new institutional mechanism announced in the Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address, we have set up a dedicated team to attract strategic enterprises and talents from overseas to Hong Kong. The regional desk of the Hong Kong Shipping Registry in our office also helps strengthen the presence of Hong Kong Flag and promote the Hong Kong Shipping Register in the region.

Our office has been working with stakeholders, such as local governments, business chambers and associations, think tanks, media, and local Hong Kong community, to keep them abreast of the latest developments in Hong Kong. We also organise cultural performances and promotional events, such as music concerts, theatre performances, film festivals and exhibitions, to showcase the city’s soft power and deepen its cultural ties with the region.