SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF)

The EMF, of the Trade and Industry Department, helps SMEs expand their businesses by encouraging participation in export promotion activities and exploration of new markets and business opportunities. Any manufacturing business employing fewer than 100 persons, or non-manufacturing business employing fewer than 50 persons, operating in Hong Kong, China is eligible to participate. The fund provides grant funding for SMEs to participate in trade fairs and exhibitions and in business missions outside the economy. Grants are also available for participation in export-oriented local trade fairs and for advertising in publications targeting export markets. The maximum will be 50 percent of the total approved expenditures incurred by the applicant or HK$50,000 (approx. 6,500 USD), whichever is the less. As of January 2015, the scheme had approved over 180,000 applicants and disbursed over HK$358 million (approx. 46 million USD).