Bilateral Relations between Hong Kong and Canada

Hong Kong and Canada have long-standing and close trade, investment and people-to-people relations. In 2022, Hong Kong was Canada's 4th largest market for fish and seafood and 4th largest export market in the world for precious / semiprecious stones. Other major Canadian exports to Hong Kong include metalliferous ores and metal scrap; coal, coke and briquettes; and electrical machinery. The total stock of Canadian direct investment in Hong Kong as at end-2021 stood at C$48 billion, and the total stock of Hong Kong direct investment in Canada stood at C$13 billion over the same period.

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and Canada signed an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) in February 2016 and the IPPA entered into force in September 2016.  The Agreement gives additional assurance to Canadian investors that their investments in Hong Kong are adequately protected.  There are currently about 300 000 Canadian passport holders and over 100 Canadian companies in Hong Kong.
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