What is the SME Export Marketing Fund?
The SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF) offered by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administration Region aims at helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong to expand their businesses through active participation in export promotion activities. The fund provides financial assistance to cover up to 50% of the total approved expenditure of exhibition expense.
Who is eligible to apply?
Non-listed enterprise registered in Hong Kong are eligible to apply for the funding. For detailed eligibility, please check out the Eligibility of SME Export Marketing Fund.
How to apply?
You should submit the funding application within 60 calendar days after the completion date of BIOHK2023 for reimbursement.
Applications may be submitted through online e-Form, by post, via drop-in box or in person to TID’s “SME Export Marketing Fund Branch”. If you are applying through online e-Form, you should fill in the form at the government e-Form portal and upload the digital files of the supporting documents in accordance with the specified format and requirements.
For detailed procedures and mailing address, please check out the Application Procedures of SME Export Marketing Fund.
Important Considerations to Keep in Mind
When applying for funding or grants, it is important to use your official company full name in all application forms and documents, including the BIOHK2023 contract and the name displayed on your exhibition booth. Your company’s legal name is the name that is registered with the government and is recognized as the official name of your business. Using your official company name on your application form ensures that your application is properly processed and that you are eligible for the funding you are seeking.
Failing to use your official company name can result in delays or even rejection of your application. It is important to double-check all application forms and documents to ensure that your official company name is used consistently and accurately.