Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London

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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London
HKETO-London.JPG
Address No. 6, Grafton Street,
Westminster,
London,
W1S 4EQ,
United Kingdom
Ambassador Erica Ng (Director-General)

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (Traditional Chinese: 香港駐倫敦經濟貿易辦事處) is Hong Kong's representation in the United Kingdom.[1] As a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong does not have an embassy.

The office is located on 6 Grafton Street in the City of Westminster in central London;[2][3] the building also houses the London office of the London Representative Office of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. The current Director-General of the office is Erica Ng,[4] who reports to the Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic & Trade Affairs to the European Union, Brussels ETO.[5]

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Act 1996 enacted by UK's Parliament[6] conferred a number of personal immunity and tax privileges on HKETO London. It was known in the past as the Hong Kong Government Office; the office was headed by a Commissioner.

Apart from the UK, HKETO London is also responsible for maintaining ties with the Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia as well as Sweden.[7]

Other European countries fall within the purview of HKETO Brussels and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin.

Director-Generals[edit]

Past Director-Generals include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Libraries." City of Westminster. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  4. ^ "[1] Organisation of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.
  5. ^ http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr05-06/english/fc/esc/papers/e06-01e.pdf
  6. ^ Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Act 1996
  7. ^ Our Responsibilities.
  8. ^ "Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department – Issue 6 (1999 June)". Customs.gov.hk. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mr John Tsang Chun-wah, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary". GovHK. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. September 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration". GovHK. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. May 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°30′35″N 0°08′37″W / 51.5098°N 0.1437°W / 51.5098; -0.1437