SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF)

Target Industry:

All Industry

Purpose:

Aims at helping small and medium enterprises(SMEs) expand their businesses through participation in export promotion activities

Eligibility:

1) Businesses which are registered in Hong Kong under the Business Registration Ordinance (Chapter 310) and fulfill Government's definition of the SMEs, as follows,

(i) Any manufacturing business which employs fewer than 100 persons in Hong Kong; or (ii) Any non-manufacturing business which employs fewer than 50 persons in Hong Kong

2) SMEs must have substantive business operations in Hong Kong. An SME holding a shell business registration (BR) or having its main business operation outside Hong Kong will not be regarded as having substantive local business operation and hence, the relevant applications will be rejected. Applicants will be asked to provide sufficient business proof if deemed necessary. The Trade and Industry Department (TID) will also reject those applications submitted by SMEs using different BRs to circumvent the grant ceiling

Support/Funding Details:

a) The maximum amount of grant for each successful application will be 50% of the total approved expenditures incurred by the applicant enterprise or $50,000, whichever is the less.

b) The total cumulative amount of grant must not exceed $200,000.

c) Provides grant to SMEs for Trade fairs/exhibitions outside Hong Kong, business missions outside Hong Kong, local trade fairs/exhibitions which mainly target at markets outside Hong Kong, placing advertisements on trade publications which mainly target at markets outside Hong Kong, conducting export promotion activities through electronic platforms/mediawhich mainly target at markets outside Hong Kong, and setting up or enhancing a corporate website of the applicant enterprise which mainly targets at markets outside Hong Kong.


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