The HKETO, Berlin is to represent the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China in commercial and other economic and trade matters in eight central and eastern European countries, namely Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Switzerland.
In promoting Hong Kong's trade and economic interests, the HKETO, Berlin also explains the HKSAR Government's policies to counterparts and interlocutors in the region including those in governments, parliaments and the business sector, as well as enhancing mutual understanding among opinion-formers, politicians, academia and the media.
The HKETO, Berlin assists persons or companies interested in establishing connections and strengthening ties with Hong Kong, and those investing in Hong Kong or in the mainland of China and other parts of Asia through Hong Kong, by providing comprehensive information, support and practical assistance. InvestHK, the HKSAR Government's department responsible for inward investment promotion, has attached a team to the HKETO, Berlin to help firms interested in the Greater China region set up a business location in Hong Kong.
As one the ways to effectively discharge its responsibilities in promoting Hong Kong's trade interests and overall image, the HKETO, Berlin organises and sponsors trade-related and public relations activities from time to time, including business seminars and receptions in major cities across the region, covering topics such as the working of "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong under the Basic Law; the attributes of Hong Kong as "Asia's World City" and the world's services centre; Hong Kong's creative industries and intellectual property rights protection; Hong Kong's environmental and cultural policies; and Hong Kong as a gateway to China and as China's global financial centre.