China’s 13th Five-year Plan (2016-2020) emphasised the importance of innovation and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) as key long-term strategies to facilitate growth, particularly with reference to opportunities in economies related to the Belt and Road Initiative.

According to the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese outward FDI amounted to US$145.7 billion in 2015. Not only is China’s outward FDI at an all-time high, the country has also surpassed Japan and ranked as the world’s second largest investing nation for the first time.

Hong Kong’s world-class services platform is well placed to connect the investment and partnership needs of mainland enterprises with overseas businesses. Our common law system upholds the rule of law, with emphasis on intellectual property protection. Our low tax system and simple tax structure, liberal trade and investment regimes, free flow of information and capital, strong international networks, familiarity with Sino-foreign cooperation and world-class financial and professional services are all important elements conducive to enabling conclusion of investment deals. Our financial and professionals services providers provide a full spectrum of services to support the investment process, including fundraising, due diligence, risk mitigation and management, valuation, legal and tax advisory services, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property protection, as well as post-transaction management (such as financing, human resources, research and development, design, logistics, brand integration and marketing). This is why nearly 60% of China’s accumulative outward investment flows have been directed to, or channeled through, Hong Kong.

Against this backdrop, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province jointly organises this investment and partnership mission to facilitate greater exchanges and connections between mainland enterprises, Hong Kong services professionals, companies in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, who will undertake in-depth discussions on tripartite collaboration opportunities in upgrading their production and distribution value chains.

For more information contact:

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Suite 27-1, Level 27, Menara Dion, 27, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 603-2381 1061

Fax:603-2381 1062

Website: www.hktdc.com