HK Economy- Highlight
18 July 2018
Under the Bay Area initiative, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau are making great efforts to enhance transport links between the three regions. Logistics businesses should take note of the developments regarding facilitation measures likely to be introduced for customs clearance and quarantine of goods, while considering co-operation with other players to tap the growing cold chain logistics and cross-border e-commerce opportunities.
Georgia, with its strategic location at the crossroads between China and Europe, is becoming a promising trading partner for Hong Kong as the free trade agreement between the two will enter into force by the end of 2018. Thanks to its open and business-friendly environment, as well as a vision to transform into a regional logistic and industrial hub, Georgia offers Hong Kong businesses great promise for trade and investment.
2018 Outlook Upbeat Despite the Ongoing Sino-US Trade Dispute: The Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair Survey
HKTDC conducted face-to-face interviews with 441 exhibitors and 503 buyers attending the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair 2018. The survey results suggest that the industry is displaying increasing optimism despite heightening Sino-US trade tension. Although sales prospects are expected to moderate in some key emerging markets, promotional gifts will continue to present the biggest potential and figurines and decorations are set to shine online.