Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for China Affairs Terrence J. McCartin visited Hong Kong July 31 to meet with Hong Kong Government officials and local and U.S. private sector representatives. His visit focused on deepening the trade relationship between Hong Kong and the United States, which in 2016 was Hong Kong’s second largest trading partner. “Hong Kong is an important market for U.S. exports. I had a number of very informative meetings with private sector representatives. I also met with newly appointed Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau and discussed ways we could strengthen bilateral trade ties, including through increased U.S. exports,” said McCartin.