Investors who wish to open a bakery in Hong Kong must comply with the licensing requirements for these types of activities. Baking the products and selling them can be performed only in accordance with the ongoing laws and regulations for this particular type of business activity.
Company registration in Hong Kong follows the same general steps for bakeries as for restaurants, cafes and other types of establishments.
Hong Kong can be an ideal location to base a bakery. The Asian city has a well-represented cuisine, with influences from around the world and artisan bakers will find that they can present their delicious goods to locals, expats and tourists alike.
Steps for opening a bakery in Hong Kong
Bakers in Hong Kong can only make and sell these types of goods when they hold a special bakery license issued by the Licensing Authority. The list below presents the most important information about the application procedure:
- The application form: applicants must fill in and submit the application form together with other forms obtainable from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
- The premises: the complete address of the location must be provided, together with copies of the layout plan for the building or location.
- The applicant’s details: the individual applying for the form must submit complete identification details; the same applies if the applicant is a company in Hong Kong.
- The equipment: details related to the heating equipment, the air-conditioning system, and other information will typically be required.
Restaurants in Hong Kong that also bake different types of pastry must obtain a separate bakery license. One of our Hong Kong company formation agents can give you more details and can also provide you with a Hong Kong shelf company, in case you want to start your business faster.
Other issues to consider
Bakers who open a company in Hong Kong will not only need to properly register and license their business but also hire staff according to the Employment Law and observe the tax reporting and compliance requirements.
Hong Kong is a low-tax jurisdiction, an important advantage for all investors, particularly those who are just starting a small and dedicated business.
The Hong Kong company formation process is a simple one, however, our team of specialized agents can help you open a bakery in the shortest amount of time possible. Contact us for more information on starting a business and for dedicated assistance.