Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM)

To promote external trade and attract investment, develop and strengthen economic and trade relations between Macao and the rest of the world.

With a series of effective quality services, IPIM aims to assist both local and overseas enterprises to achieve business goals in a competitive market, obtain information, understand the current market trends and grasp business opportunities.


Institute of European Studies of Macau (IEEM)

The Institute of European Studies of Macau was set up on the 23rd October, 1995, and started its activities on the 6th February, 1996.

Its is part of the Government strategy which aims at promoting the Internationalization of Macau and the training of senior staff, having in view the liaison with Europe.

IEEM establishment was subsequent to the existent co-operation with the European Union achieved through the global agreement (third generation) with Macau, in 1992, and through the set up of the European Documentation Centre and the Euro-info Centre. It also makes part of the Institutes and University Centres Web recognized by the European Union. Its existence emphasizes the role played by Macau as a platform between European culture and Chinese culture.

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Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

A statutory body established in 1966 under the HKTDC Ordinance (Chapter 1114), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers.

Our mission is to create opportunities for Hong Kong companies. With our network of more than 40 offices worldwide, and the city’s natural business advantages, we provide a range of services to help global trade and promote Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia.


INVEST Hong Kong

Established in July 2000, InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Our mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. In all our services, we apply the following corporate values: passion, integrity, professionalism, customer service, business friendliness and responsiveness.

We work with overseas and Mainland entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that wish to set up an office – or expand their existing business – in Hong Kong.

We offer free advice and services to support companies from the planning stage right through to the launch and expansion of their business.


Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre

The HKBEDC is a non-profit making organisation established under the auspices of the Community Relations Department of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Hong Kong.  You are welcome to visit the following sections to know more about the setup, background and development of the HKBEDC.

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China IPR SME Helpdesk

The China IPR SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to China, through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training events, materials and online resources. For free expert advice on China IPR, EU SMEs can e-mail questions to, and they will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within seven working days. The China IPR SME Helpdesk is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR) under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

The China IPR SME Helpdesk Webpage can be accessed here:


The Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network is a key instrument in the EU’s strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together close to 600 business support organisations from 50 countries, we help small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market.

Our member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies. Most of them have been supporting local businesses for a long time. They know their clients’ strengths and needs – and they know Europe.


European Business Organisations (EBO) Worldwide Network

With the support of the European Commission, the EBO Worldwide Network was created in 2001 between representatives of EU business associations in non-EU countries and specific interest groups from the European Commission. It stands as the sole network representing EU-wide business interests in Third Countries.

International affairs – European Business Organisations (EBO) Worldwide Network…More

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European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong

The European Union Academic Programme (EUAP) is a consortium of four universities in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Baptist University, The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University), co-financed by the European Commission.

It is designed to strengthen EU-Hong Kong relations through academic work and network-building with local, regional and European partners. It promotes academic excellence in European Union-related studies by strengthening existing programmes and research, developing new courses and multidisciplinary activities in tertiary institutions and secondary schools and a broad range of outreach activities in the wider HK community.

The EUAP is nurtured by sustainable networks in HK political circles, civil society, business and the mass media, for all of which it provides reliable information on any EU-related issue of interest. The EUAP cooperates closely with the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao, the diplomatic representatives and chambers of commerce of all EU member states and a large number of institutions in Europe.


About Us



Friday, 9 March 2018
The current process of modernization and digitalization shaping the world has a direct impact on our approach to data. In this evolving context, new questions arise and the protection of personal data is becoming more of a priority. In order to tackle this concern, the European Union introduced a new regulation: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), approved in April 2016, will finally enter into force on May 25th, 2018. What are the implications of GDPR for SMEs?Read more...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Hong Kong: The best is yet to come, six core elements driving Hong Kong to a better, brighter future: boosting connectivity, financial bridgehead, brain bank, blossoming creativity, better living and buzzing sport action.Read more...
Monday, 1 January 2018
Mr. Robert Agnew, Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, 2018Read more...
Monday, 1 January 2018
Mr. Claudio de Bedin, Vice-Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, 2018Read more...
Monday, 18 December 2017
Our year in recap from celebrating our 20th anniversary to publishing position papers and having a lunch meeting with Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam.Read more...
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
The Business Councils of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (ECC) have produced the ECC recommendations for the 2018 Budget Address. Read more...
Thursday, 23 November 2017
Today our Board of directors had lunch with the Honourable Mrs Carrie LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionRead more...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
The Financial Services Business Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (EuroCham) launched a strategic concept paper, “Leading Asia’s Financial Future - Hong Kong Green Investment Bank”.Read more...
Friday, 6 October 2017
On 4th October the Intellectual Property Rights Business Council (IPRBC) held a roundtable meeting bringing together Hong Kong Customs, logistic operators and IPRBC members.Read more...
Friday, 29 September 2017
The Financial Services Business Council is proud to announce that we have launched a 2017 FSBC Asset Management Paper.Read more...

Headlines from Europe

Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The Commission proposed an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures to tackle non-performing loans in Europe, capitalising on the significant progress already made in reducing risks in the banking sector.
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018
The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by EU Member States today on new transparency rules for intermediaries - such as tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.
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Wednesday, 7 March 2018
The analysis presented in today's Country Reports shows that the economic recovery, together with the reforms carried out in many parts of Europe, has contributed to improving the labour market and social context in Europe. Unemployment is at a ten-year low and almost back to pre-crisis levels, investment is picking up and public finances continue to improve. The share of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion has decreased to pre-crisis levels. However, remaining vulnerabilities, such as the high level of public and private debt, need to be overcome to safeguard the sustainability and inclusiveness of the current economic growth.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
The Commission put forward an Intellectual Property package, including guidance on the Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. It will also continue to work on the establishment of Memoranda of Understanding with different intermediaries to find concrete solutions for the removal of counterfeited goods online.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
You, as business leaders, also have choices to make in a context of uncertainty. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. That is the only certainty we have at this stage. It is therefore important that all businesses analyse their exposure to the UK and are ready to adapt their logistics, supply chains and contracts. Of course, the transition period currently under negotiation would give you more time to adapt. However, certainty about the transition will only come at the end of the process, with the ratification of the withdrawal agreement by both sides –probably early next year.
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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
The European Commission has today published the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The draft Withdrawal Agreement will now be sent to the Council (Article 50) and the European Parliament's Brexit Steering Group for discussion, before being transmitted to the United Kingdom for negotiation.
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Monday, 26 February 2018
The European Commission has found German plans to support the purchase of electric buses and related recharging infrastructure by public transport operators to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure contributes to reducing CO2 emissions while limiting distortions of competition.
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Saturday, 24 February 2018
EU leaders held an informal discussion on institutional issues and discussed the future of the Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020.
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Friday, 23 February 2018
Industry in Europe has to overcome so many obstacles. It is strong. But it will face new challenges with the next wave of innovation. I am confident that this next wave represents a unique opportunity for European industry. To leverage Europe's fantastic science and technology. To create new ecosystems between science, start-ups and industry. And to start winning the race on breakthrough innovation.
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