Friday, September 13, 2013

'BVI House Asia' Opened in Hong Kong

The jurisdiction of the British Virgin Islands has launched Hong Kong office, which will have the functions of representing BVI in mainland China and the entire Asia Pacific region. The official opening of “BVI House Asia” was hosted by the British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau Caroline Wilson, and took place on September 5 at the British Consulate. The event was attended by up to 100 HK professionals, as well as by leading financial services practitioners and representatives of several governments, including Hong Kong, the United States, European Union, Switzerland and Ireland.

BVI House Asia will facilitate a smooth interface between the industry in Asia and the BVI; it will allow responding to enquiries of a social, political or economic nature from the region, and promoting China’s and HK investments into the BVI economy. Other functions of the BVI office in Hong Kong will be to provide quick access for certain information services to users of BVI business companies, and to develop the relationship of the BVI with mainland China not only in financial areas but also in the spheres of education and culture. 

Through the BVI Financial Services Commission (BVI FSC), BVI House will help strengthen ties with regional government authorities. In the next few months, the Commission will also provide resources for the House, including staff, which currently includes of the interim director and a chief operating officer Heather Tang.

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