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OCRA Worldwide's Global Corporate Services provide your business with all the support you need to streamline your operations and work more efficiently.

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Use Our Expertise to Help Grow Your Business

Traditional outsourcing firms tend to have specialist knowledge only of the country in which they are located.

OCRA's world-wide offices with a truly international team give you a major competitve edge in your trading business - across borders across the world.

To discuss how we can help you, please contact our trade services consultant:

OCRA (Hong Kong) Limited

3908 Two Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central,
Hong Kong

Telephone: +852 2522 0172
Facsimile: +852 2522 4720
Email: trade@ocra.com.hk

If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, then contact us to discuss how our innovative and reliable solutions can help:

Are you importing from or exporting to Asia?

Do you want a local presence in Asia without the high set-up and maintenance costs?

Do you have large retail chains as clients?

Do your clients want to buy direct from an Asian supplier, or ship direct from a port in Asia?

Why use OCRA's trade services?

OCRA Worldwide has extensive operational knowledge of trade and protocols in Asia having maintained offices in Hong Kong since 1990 and in China since 1997. We provide companies with high-quality integrated trade services, including invoicing, banking and processing of letters of credit, liaison with inspection companies and freight forwarders, and financial management and accounting.

Our many years of experience and hands-on approach have led us to develop streamlined processes for trade billings and invoicing, import/export documentation, preparation of applications for letters of credit, and for arranging shipping, insurance and customs declarations for importers and exporters.

Who are our trade clients?

Startup Trading Businesses
If you are an entrepreneur, you can create an efficient low-risk trading business by outsourcing your back office - while still maintaining full control of your business, rather than entrusting this to a shipping agent or third party. First we help you set up your company and trading operation, and then our trade services division will follow up with full support when and where it is needed - while keeping your costs low and predictable.

Existing Importer/Manufacturer
For an existing importer/manufacturer of products for home markets (through your retailers or distributors or perhaps large retail chains in North America, Europe or the Pacific Rim), OCRA can implement a structure for your clients to purchase direct from Asia through your company in Hong Kong. We act on behalf your company with your goals and needs in mind, providing all the resources for shipping, trade transactions, and banking and administration, leaving you with much lower overheads and greater flexibility.

Existing Foreign Business
For established businesses outside Asia that need to source suppliers, as well as business and government contacts, OCRA can help you to find the contacts you need. In addition, we can assist with creating and facilitating your market-entry strategy in Asia.

Trading with China

With a population of over 1.3 billion, China is the world~s biggest potential market - and clearly the 'factory of the world'. Although China is a full member of the WTO, there are still some barriers to foreigners (both real and perceived) in doing business there - not least of which are culture and language, as well as time-zone differences, between your home country and global target markets.

That's where we can help. OCRA trade services, provide new and existing businesses with full support and guidance in these often daunting and complex working environments.

How Can We Help Your Import/Export Business?

  • Extend your business contacts and relationships.
  • Create and maintain an efficient and cost-effective trading operation here in Asia.
  • Outsource your back-office functions allowing you to focus on growing your business.
  • Give you control and flexibility of your Asian operation without the risk and high set-up costs.
  • Provide timely and accurate information on your business for banking, accounting, financial reporting, shipping.

Why use Hong Kong as your trade base in Asia?

Gateway to China
Hong Kong's world class financial, marketing and technical expertise and sophisticated infrastructure together with the Mainland's rapidly developing manufacturing and services base have created an exceptional environment for business. Thousands of international companies involved in China trade have chosen to establish their regional offices in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is currently the largest foreign investor in Mainland China, accounting for about 46% of China’s foreign direct investment.

The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
Signed in 2003 by the Central People’s Government and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, CEPA provides preferential access to the Mainland market for Hong Kong companies and reduced tariffs for certain individuals and enterprises in Hong Kong, whether locally or foreign-owned.

Low Taxes
Hong Kong’s tax regime is simple and predictable, with taxes among the lowest in the world. Profits tax payable by local and foreign companies is equally low at 17.5 percent. Many foreign companies using Hong Kong as their regional office can actually be structured to pay zero tax in Hong Kong if their income is earned outside Hong Kong.

Unrivalled Location
Simply put, more than half of the world’s population is within four hours flying time from Hong Kong.

World Class Infrastructure
In Hong Kong, everything works. From the state of the art electricity grid to potable tap water to an amazing transportation system and mobile phones that connect even in tunnels and in the subway.

Clean Government
A clean government and its anti-corruption agency ensure that companies are free to pursue their business interests on a level playing field without concern for corruption.

World’s Freest Economy (year after year)
The cornerstone of the economy rests on free enterprise, the free flow of information, free trade and free markets open to all. There are no barriers to trade (no tariffs, no quotas, no exceptions), no restrictions on investments inward or outward, no foreign exchange controls, and no nationality restrictions on corporate ownership.

Entrepreneurs’ Paradise
Entrepreneurs’ Paradise Hong Kong was created by entrepreneurs and trading companies. It is the world’s freest economy, and thrives on business – 24 hours a day. It offers a huge network of business services (from warehousing to legal and tax advice) all designed and fine-tuned to assist trading companies and foreign businesses.


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