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  • The Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established in 2000. The relationship between the UAE and Hong Kong is characterized by close economic ties and reciprocal visits of many high-level official delegations.
  • The UAE is the largest trading partner for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Middle East. For Hong Kong, the UAE plays an important role in the region with regard to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. A regional Economic and Trade Office for the Hong Kong government will be opened in the Emirate of Dubai in 2020 to oversee Belt and Road projects. Quite a number of UAE companies have set up branches in Hong Kong, including Emirates Airlines, Dubai Ports, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mashreq Bank, Etihad Airways and other institutions.

Signed UAE-HK agreements

  • Air Services Agreement signed on 29 April 1998.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (Air Services) signed on 10 October 2001.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (Bourse) signed between Abu Dhabi Securities Market and HK Stock Exchange on 28 March 2007.
  • Convention on the avoidance of double taxation signed by initials in July 2010, and formally signed in Abu Dhabi in mid-December 2014 during the visit of His Excellency the Minister of Finance of Hong Kong to the UAE.
  • Three Fintech agreements between Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Insurance Authority, and Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) signed in August and September 2017.
  • Two Fintech agreements between Financial Services Regulatory Authority of the Abu Dhabi Global Market, HKMA and SFC in June 2018. 
  • Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) signed in Dubai on June 16th, 2019.
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