SME Export Marketing Fund

The SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF) provided by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administration Region aims to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong in expanding their businesses through active participation in export promotion activities. This fund offers financial assistance, covering up to 50% of the total approved expenditure for exhibition expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

The funding is available to non-listed enterprises registered in Hong Kong. To determine your eligibility, please refer to the detailed criteria outlined in the SME Export Marketing Fund’s eligibility requirements.

Application Process

To apply for the funding, it is crucial to submit the application within 60 calendar days after the completion date of LHTE2024 for reimbursement. There are multiple ways to submit your application, including through online e-Form, postal service, drop-in box, or in-person to the “SME Export Marketing Fund Branch” of TID. If you choose the online e-Form option, complete the form on the government e-Form portal and upload the digital files of the supporting documents in the specified format and requirements. For a step-by-step guide and the mailing address, refer to the Application Procedures of SME Export Marketing Fund.

Important Considerations

When applying for funding or grants, it is vital to consistently use your official company’s full name in all application forms and documents, including the LHTE2024 contract and the name displayed on your exhibition booth. Your company’s legal name, as registered with the government, should be used as the official name of your business.

By using your official company name on the application form, you ensure that your application is processed correctly and that you meet the eligibility criteria for the funding you are seeking. Failure to use your official company name can lead to application delays or even rejection. It is essential to review all application forms and documents carefully to ensure the consistent and accurate use of your official company name.