Investment Incentives in Hong Kong SAR

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Incentives or guarantees

Forms of Aid
Hong Kong government encourages foreign investments, specially projects which are aimed to introduce new or improved products and services on the territory. However, there are no direct incentives for foreign investment because in the opinion of the government, Hong Kong already offers very attractive advantages, as its infrastructures, tax system, skilled manpower, a strategic position. Invest Hong Kong is the Agency for International investment promotion and provides plenty of information in this regard.
Privileged Geographical Zones
Hong Kong is a free port.
Country Risk

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Tax incentives offered to foreign investors

Special tax treatments
The low tax rates and territorial basis of taxation adopted by Hong Kong are in themselves major incentives to foreign investors. Other incentives include: Share trading profits derived by non-resident investors trading through share brokers in Hong Kong are exempt from profits tax; scientific research expenditure, including payments to an approved research institute and payments for technical education, qualify as allowable deductions; Profits derived by a professional reinsurer from the business of reinsuring offshore risks will be entitled to a 50% reduction in the profits tax rate. For more information, consult Invest HK.
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