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Hong Kong SAR, China How-to Ship Guide


Hong Kong SAR, China is the freest economy in the world. The Hong Kong SAR, China (Special Administrative Region) Government has been endorsing the 'market driven with minimal government interference' policy to create a business-friendly environment in Hong Kong SAR, China. China Mainland guides Hong Kong SAR, China's foreign and defense policies, but the territory has its own currency and customs status. The region is a major corporate and banking center as well as a conduit for China Mainland's burgeoning exports.

Population: 7,213,338 (July 2018 est.)
Area: 1,108 sq km
Language(s): Cantonese, English
Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD)

Major industries include trading and logistics, financial services, professional services, tourism, cultural and creative, clothing and textiles, shipping, electronics, toys, clocks and watches.

Source:  CIA World Factbook,

Your primer on entering this market begins with a few insights on how business is done.

Ease of doing business and trading

Hong Kong SAR, China is ranked 4th out of 190 countries and territories for "ease of doing business" by the World Bank. It takes only one and a half days to start a business in Hong Kong SAR, China. It is also easy to trade to and from Hong Kong SAR, China with its high level of compliance, speed and fairly low shipping cost.

Market open for business

The government supports a favorable business environment for attracting companies overseas to invest and expand their business activities in Hong Kong SAR, China. This includes:

• An open market with free movement of goods, capital and people
• A low and simple tax regime
• A level-playing field for all businesses
• The rule of law
• An independent judiciary and the protection of intellectual property rights

Read: What you need to know before you export to Hong Kong SAR, China

UPS in Hong Kong SAR, China

Established: 1988

Employees: 900+

Flights: 60 weekly

Air Hub: Hong Kong SAR, China International Airport

Delivery Fleet: 162 vehicles
(182 vehicles including cross-border trucks)

Operating Facilities: 11

Getting Started

Visit our international shipping section for step-by-step instructions on how to ship, including:

  1. Select a shipping service
  2. Choose a billing option
  3. Prepare your shipping label
  4. Create required documentation
  5. Entrust it to UPS for delivery
  6. Track your shipment

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Essential Information

  • Import/Export


    Use this UPS Country or Territory Regulations tool to find all of the specific documentation and regulations that may affect your international shipments.

    • Import and export forms
    • Customs clearance information and duties and taxes
    • Areas served
    • Billing options
    • Gift exemptions
    • Invoice requirements
    • Items classified as documents
    • Prohibited or restricted items
    • Transportation options
    • Special clearance requirements
    • Value limits
    • Weight and size limits

  • Customs Brokerage

    Customs Brokerage

    Our expertise with Hong Kong SAR, China’s unique documentation and customs requirements may help to reduce the chance of delays and extra fees. We offer 24/7 customs services with commodity and security inspections, smooth entry into the territory and clearance procedures that begin before our planes land.

  • UPS Services

    UPS® Services

    With UPS, your shipments will arrive when they’re needed, wherever they’re needed around the world.

    • Package and freight transportation
    • Calculate time and cost

  • UPS Capital

    UPS Capital®

    UPS Capital offers a suite of financial and insurance services to help protect your bottom line and grow your top line. Options for exporters can include cargo insurance and trade credit insurance which can help mitigate the risks of selling globally.

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