About Us


Since the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on 1 July 1997, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Washington, D.C. has been one of the three official representative offices of the HKSAR to the United States (U.S.).

Established in 1987, the office’s mission is to broaden, deepen and enrich the already strong economic, trade, investment and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the U.S.

The office maintains working relationships with the U.S. Administration and Congress in addressing areas of mutual interest, including trade promotion, intellectual property rights, strategic trade control, investment protection, and financial services, among others.

The office also has a public relations function to update its network of friends on the latest developments in Hong Kong and promote the city’s arts and culture. For over a quarter century, the office, in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, presents an annual “Made in Hong Kong” Film Festival each summer to showcase Hong Kong’s cinematic talents.

The office issue an electronic newsletter, “The Circle,” to keep friends up-to-date on Hong Kong news.

Do not hesitate to contact us for information about Hong Kong.

The HKETO Washington is responsible for affairs in the U.S. capital, while the other two offices, located in New York and San Francisco, divide responsibility for affairs in the 50 states. Please click here for their respective jurisdictions.

Key Personnel

General Enquiry

Thank you for visiting our site. For enquiries, you may contact us through the following means:


1520 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 331-8947

(202) 331-8958

All enquiries and complaints will be dealt with expeditiously. We pledge to acknowledge receipt of your message within 7 calendar days. A substantive reply will be given within 30 calendar days as far as possible.