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In 2022, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its establishment. The successful implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” has enabled Hong Kong to maintain its unique advantages and develop our strengths as a key international financial, trade and logistics centre. Over the years, Hong Kong has encountered quite a few challenges but we have proven our resilience and bounced back time and again. Every time we have emerged stronger to embark on a new and exciting chapter.

The National 14th Five-Year Plan sets out a clear positioning for the HKSAR’s future and development as an international metropolis. The Plan supports Hong Kong’s ongoing role as an international financial, transportation and trade centre as well as a centre for international legal and dispute resolution services in the Asia-Pacific region. For the first time, the Plan supports Hong Kong’s development in four emerging areas – international aviation, international innovation and technology, intellectual property trading, and arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world. Hong Kong is also poised to play a vital role in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) with a population of 86 million and a combined GDP that makes it the 9th largest economy in the world.

With our unique positioning and the considerable opportunities brought about by closer integration with national development, Hong Kong is perfectly placed to play an irreplaceable role as the gateway between the Mainland and the world and the international bridgehead of the GBA. We are entering a new era of opportunities and steady development with hope, and confidence in a brighter future. We welcome you to share our joy in the 25th Anniversary in this dynamic, vibrant and cosmopolitan city that is Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Geneva is the official representation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Trade Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

It is in accordance with Article 151 of the Basic Law, a constitutional document of the HKSAR which enshrines the principle of “One Country, Two Systems”, that the HKSAR participates in these international organisations on its own, using the name “Hong Kong, China” (HKC).

As a small, open and externally-oriented economy, HKC attaches great importance to ensuring a transparent and predictable international trading environment. We joined the WTO in 1995 as a founding member, and remain fully committed to the rules-based multilateral trading system that the organisation embodies, and the progressive liberalisation of trade that it pursues.

HKC takes its rights and obligations in the WTO seriously. Through our active and constructive participation in the organisation, we strive to advance HKC’s commercial interests and the interests of the multilateral trading system. The Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference was hosted by HKC in 2005.

This website highlights some key areas of our work.

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For the latest entry requirement to Hong Kong from Switzerland, please click here.

For Hong Kong residents who wish to seek assistance outside Hong Kong, please call the 24-hour hotline operated by the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department. The hotline number is (852) 1868. If you are not able to call this hotline from abroad due to the service settings of your telecommunication services operators or other reasons, please try adding “0000” after entering “1868”.

The quickest way to reach the AHU is by calling the above hotline number direct. If you are unable to do so, please send an email (mentioning your request for assistance and your mobile contact number) to hketo@hketogeneva.gov.hk, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Geneva will relay your request to the AHU as soon as practicable.

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