2013 Annual Survey of Companies in Hong Kong Representing Parent Companies Located outside Hong Kong

     The Census and Statistics Department is conducting the 2013 Annual Survey of Companies in Hong Kong Representing Parent Companies Located outside Hong Kong, in collaboration with Invest Hong Kong. The survey aims to collect information useful to the Government in formulating strategies for cultivating a favourable environment for conducting business in Hong Kong and further developing support services for existing and prospective investors from outside Hong Kong. Such information will help Invest Hong Kong better understand the needs of foreign companies in Hong Kong and tailor its promotions, both locally and overseas, of Hong Kong as a leading destination for foreign direct investment.

     The survey covers all companies in various economic sectors in Hong Kong that represent their parent companies located outside Hong Kong. A questionnaire has been sent earlier to each of the relevant companies together with the notification letter. To facilitate these companies in providing the information as required, an electronic template of the questionnaire is available upon request.

     Information to be sought in the survey includes general information relating to these companies and opinions of the management of these companies about conducting business in Hong Kong.

     The survey is conducted under Part IIIA of the Census and Statistics Ordinance (Chapter 316) and notified in the Government Notice No. 1914 in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette of March 24, 2006 as a voluntary statistical survey. The said Ordinance stipulates that all collected information which may enable identification of individual companies should be kept in strict confidence and not be released to any unauthorised parties.

     The Department would like to thank those companies which had participated in previous rounds of the survey; and appeal for the support of the management of all companies which have been selected in the current survey round for their co-operation by returning the completed questionnaires to the Department on or before June 28, 2013.

     Where applicable, staff of the Department may phone or visit individual companies to offer assistance in completing the questionnaire. Whilst on duty, they will each carry an Enumerator Identity Card and a certificate for conducting the survey, which are available for inspection.

     Enquiries regarding the survey can be directed to the Business Expectation Statistics Section of the Department (telephone: 3543 1620 or e-mail: regional-offices@censtatd.gov.hk).

Ends/Friday, June 14, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:00