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Strengthening Connections with Peru

Enrique Carlos Cardenas Arestegui, Consul General of Peru, accompanied by Consul Francisco Xavier Garcia Lara, had a courtesy meeting with Chamber CEO George Leung, Americas Committee Chairman Evaristo Treviño Berlanga, Vice Chairmen Juan Lago and Mark Michelson, and the Chamber's Director of Public Relations & Programs Malcolm Ainsworth on 26 October. During the meeting they discussed Peru’s agricultural exports, with grapes, avocados and blueberries being the most sought-after Peruvian fresh products in Hong Kong. The visitors also shared that some interesting events have been lined up in Hong Kong in November, such as Peruvian coffee appreciation and celebrations of Peruvian cuisine. In addition, both sides discussed the investment opportunities across various sectors in the country, such as aviation and tourism, and explored possible areas for collaboration in the future.


Meeting with Consul General of the Dominican Republic

Consul General of the Dominican Republic in Hong Kong Eduardo Álvarez and Consul Amado Raful visited the Chamber on 22 February, where they were welcomed by CEO George Leung, Americas Committee Chairman Steve Wong and the Chamber’s PR & Programs Director Malcolm Ainsworth. Both sides discussed topics regarding trade, investment and cooperation between the Dominican Republic and Hong Kong. Consul General Álvarez said businesses in the Dominican Republic were looking to penetrate the Hong Kong and Mainland China markets, especially in agricultural products including coffee, cocoa, pineapple, avocado, coconut, cigars and tobacco. Chamber CEO Leung stressed that Hong Kong is an excellent platform for companies from the Dominican Republic to expand into the Greater Bay Area. The participants also discussed possible ways to collaborate in the future, including Zoom meetings and webinars, that would be mutually beneficial for Dominican Republic businesses and Chamber members.

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