Hong Kong is a hub for international trade and financial services. Its economic system is characterised by low taxes and free trade. Since 2009, Hong Kong’s interests have been represented by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Berlin. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has a regional office for Europe based in Frankfurt am Main.
There are some 600 German companies, branches and regional offices in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a gateway to the Chinese market for international financial institutions and companies, and vice versa. It is also a base for doing business with the entire region.
The German business community is represented by German Industry and Commerce (GIC) as a delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Hong Kong, the German Chamber of Commerce (GCC), a correspondent from Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) as well as a trade fair association in the region. The Consulate General supports the institutions in their work.
German school-leaving qualifications can be attained at the German Swiss International School (GSIS). The Goethe-Institut in Hong Kong offers German courses and cultural programmes.