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"BUD Special Fund - Mainland Project"
In order to encourage Hong Kong enterprises to enter the mainland market, the government has set up a special “BUD Fund” (Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales) to provide financial assistance to assist Hong Kong enterprises to explore business opportunities, while the Mainland plan It is one of the plans under the fund; in order to cooperate with the development of the two places, strengthen the economic cooperation between the Mainland and Hong Kong and Macao, and at the same time help Hong Kong enterprises to enhance their own competitiveness and expand the Chinese market.
In order to support enterprises in developing a more diversified market, the Financial Secretary announced in the 2021-2022 Budget that he proposes to inject another $1.5 billion into the “BUD Special Fund” to increase the cumulative funding ceiling for each enterprise. increase from $4 million to $6 million; and further expand the territorial scope of funding to all 37 economies that have signed free trade agreements and/or investment promotion and protection agreements (IPAs) with Hong Kong. Subject to the approval of the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council, the Government plans to expand the geographical coverage of the “BUD Special Fund” in phases as follows:
Phase 1 (July 2021) covers Japan and South Korea
Phase 2 (Q1 2022) covers Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom
Phase 3 (Q2 2022) covers Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates
Registered in accordance with the Hong Kong Business Registration Ordinance (Cap. 310), it must meet the definition of SMEs prescribed by the Hong Kong government and have substantial business operations in Hong Kong. SMEs refer to manufacturing companies with less than 100 employees or non-manufacturing companies with less than 50 employees in Hong Kong.
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The maximum number of projects that can be funded by each enterprise
Up to 40 approved projects for Mainland and FTA schemes, each of which must be completed within 24 months.
Maximum funding amount per project
HK$1 million positive
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