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Export Resources

Export Resources is a link directory of international business export resourcres for exporters, suppliers, manufacturers, and traders.

Export Support

SME Export Marketing Fund
The SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF) aims at helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) expand their businesses through participation in export promotion activities.

International Trade Administration
The leading trade promotion agency for the U.S. government provides an archive of international business information and export support services online. These include country commercial guides, trade statistics, industry profiles, trade promotion events, exhibition and market analysis services.

SME Funding Schemes and Support (Start-up / Incubation)

Incu-Tech Programme
A 3-year assisting programme available for technology start-up companies. Throughout the incubation period, SME one offer an office space in Technology Incubation Centre in Hong Kong Science Park with subsidized rent, and various supporting services such as business development, collaboration with university and industry, training, technology support facilities and financial aid package.

Incu-Bio Programme
A 4-year assisting programme available for biotechnology start-up companies which need wet lab environment for their operation. Throughout the incubation period, SME one offer an independent lab space in Biotech Incubation Centre in Hong Kong Science Park with subsidized rent, and various supporting services such as business development support, collaboration with university and industry, training, technology support facilities and financial aid package.

Microfinance Scheme
The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited ("HKMC") launched the Microfinance Scheme ("the Scheme") in collaboration with banks and non-governmental organisations ("NGOs") in June 2012. The Scheme aims to offer Micro Business Start-up loan and Self-employment loan to assist people who wish to start their own businesses and become self-employed. The Scheme will provide supporting services including mentorship and entrepreneurial training to business starters and self-employed persons on a need basis in order to enhance their ability in running business and also help them to resolve problems in their daily business operations.

SME Funding Schemes and Support (Research and Development)

Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)
Support technological related R&D projects in HK.

Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS)
TCFS aims to enhance the level of collaboration on R&D between organizations in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province. Projects funded by the TCFS will have to demonstrate an element of Guangdong/Hong Kong cooperation (e.g. collaboration between research institutes and enterprises in Guangdong, Shenzhen and Hong Kong).

University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP)
UICP aims to stimulate private sector interest in R&D through leveraging the knowledge and resources of universities. The emphasis is on close collaboration between private companies and universities in Hong Kong.

Patent Application Grant (PAG)
To encourage local companies and inventors to capitalise their intellectual work through patent registration.

Research and Development Cash Rebate Scheme
To reinforce the research culture among business enterprises and encourage them to establish stronger partnership with designated local public research institutions.

Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales - Enterprise Support Programme
To provide funding support to individual Hong Kong enterprises in undertaking projects to develop brands, upgrade and restructure their business operations and promote sales in the Mainland market, so as to enhance their competitiveness and facilitate their business development in the Mainland market.

SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF)
Aims at helping small and medium enterprises(SMEs) expand their businesses through participation in export promotion activities.

SME Development Fund (SDF)
The SME Development Fund (SDF) aims at providing financial support to projects carried out by non-profit-distributing organisations operating as support organisations, trade and industrial organisations, professional bodies or research institutes to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong's SMEs in general or SMEs in specific sectors.

Loan/Financing Gurantee

SME Loan Guarantee Scheme (SGS)
The SME Loan Guarantee Scheme (SGS) aims to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) secure loans from the participating lending institutions (PLIs) for acquiring business installations and equipment and meeting working capital needs of general business uses. The overall objective is to assist the SMEs in enhancing their productivity and competitiveness.

SME Financing Guarantee Scheme
The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited ("HKMC") launched the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme ("Scheme") in January 2011. The Scheme aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises and non-listed enterprises obtain loans from participating lenders such as banks for meeting their business needs so as to enhance their productivity and competitiveness in the rapidly changing business environment. Under the Scheme, the HKMC may provide guarantee coverage on 50%, 60% or 70% of the approved facility amount to eligible enterprises. With the Government's support, the HKMC introduced the time-limited Special Concessionary Measures under this Scheme on 31 May 2012 providing 80% guarantee protection to the approved eligible loan facilities. The new 80% guarantee product is open for application until 29 February 2016.

Export Credit Insurance
Export Credit Insurance provides protection against the risks of non-payment involved when offering credit terms to your overseas buyers.

Upgrading

CarbonSmart Programme
The CarbonSmart Programme aims to encourage and sustain concerted industry effort on carbon audit and reduction to shape a low carbon economy, as well as to facilitate the development of related environmental industries. To assist the companies to make a move, the CarbonSmart Programme provides a variety of supporting initiatives for them in joining hands to achieve a low carbon future.

Export Trade Shows

Exhibitor
The site includes a show directory, discussion groups, exhibiting tips, and a supplier directory.

Other Export Resources

World Customs Organization br>This site provides a directory of customs organizations around the world, and reviews international customs rules and procedures.