Objective

 
To help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) expand their businesses through participation in export promotion activities.
 
Eligibility
 
Ÿ             Business which are registered in Hong Kong under the Business Registration Ordinance (Chapter 310).
Ÿ             Fulfill Government's definition of the SMEs
(a)     any manufacturing business which employs fewer than 100 persons in Hong Kong; or
(b)    any non-manufacturing business which employs fewer than 50 persons in Hong Kong
Ÿ             SMEs must have substantive business operations in Hong Kong.
 
Scope
 
Ÿ             Grant to SMEs for their participation in trade fairs/exhibitions and business missions outside Hong Kong, as well as local trade fairs/exhibitions which are export-oriented.
Ÿ            Export promotion activities must be organized by bona fide organizations/companies and directly relevant to the business of the applicants.
Ÿ             SMEs' participation must be as exhibitors of the trade fairs/exhibitions or as delegation members of the business missions.
Ÿ             Applicants must also be directly represented by their employers and/or employees in trade fairs/exhibitions/business missions in the name of the company concerned.
Ÿ             Expenditures incurred by SMEs in relation to their participation in the eligible export promotion activities will be subsidized:
  •  Participation fee charged by the organiser/co-organiser (e.g. rental charges for the stand/booth or registration fee of a business mission);
  • Construction and design fee of the stand/booth;
  • Fee for advertising in the catalogue and/or production of brochure bearing names of the applicant and the concerned activity which are solely for use in the said activity;
  • Travelling expenses of their employers and/or local employees incurred between Hong Kong and the city where the activity has taken place excluding expenses for in-town transportation and routes not directly related to the participation of the concerned activity;
  • Hotel accommodation expenses of their employers and/or local employees incurred during the period of the concerned activity excluding expenses of stay not related to the participation of the concerned activity; or
  • Fee for advertising in trade publications targeting export markets; or
  • Fee for advertising on the eligible trade websites.
 
Amount of Grant
 
Ÿ            Eligible enterprises may receive EMF grant many times for participating in export promotion activities, but the total cumulative amount of grant must not exceed $200,000. The last $50,000 of the total amount of grant must be used for participating in export promotion activities which are not previously funded by the initial grant amount of $150,000. 

      The maximum amount of grant for each successful application will be 50% of the total approved expenditures incurred by the applicant or $50,000, whichever is the less.Ÿ             
 
 
For more information, please visit http://www.smefund.tid.gov.hk/