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” according to the application period specified under each type of application. Applicant enterprises should indicate clearly on the Application Form whether they are applying for initial payment, final payment (if submitted via online e-Form) or reimbursement of eligible expenditure items. Applicant enterprises should note that it is their responsibility to ensure that their applications are received by TID before the stipulated deadline. Late submission of an application will not be accepted unless there are exceptional circumstances or justified grounds substantiated with supporting documents. In this connection, applicant enterprises should take note of the lead-time required for submitting applications by post. Local calendar (i.e. Hong Kong time) will be used for determining the deadline regardless of whether the activity concerned is held in Hong Kong. In case the deadline for submission falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, applicant enterprises should ensure that their application is properly received by TID by the nearest working day before the deadline. Otherwise, the application will be regarded as late submission.
For enterprises applying through online e-Form, they should fill in the particulars of their applications at the government e-Form portal and upload the digital files of the supporting documents in accordance with the specified format and requirements15. After submitting the completed e-Form, applicant enterprises may sign the declaration for application by organisational digital certificate or in paper form. Applicant enterprises which opt to sign the declaration in paper form should download the “Declaration for Application / Application Record” from the portal, print the “Declaration for Application” and sign it with the company chop, and submit it to “SME Export Marketing Fund Branch” of TID by post, via drop-in box or in person within one week. For first time application for initial payment, a signed funding agreement should also be submitted in duplicate together with the declaration. Failure to provide the required or legible supporting documents or the duly signed declaration/agreement may cause delay in the processing of the applications.
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“SME Export Marketing Fund Branch Service Counter” of TID receives application at the following address and hours:
Room 1301, 13/F, Trade and Industry Tower, 3 Concorde Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Hours for receiving applications:
Monday to Friday
0845 to 1230
1330 to 1745
(Lunch break from 1230 to 1330)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The drop-in box for EMF is located next to Enquiry Counter on G/F of Trade and Industry Tower. Applications deposited outside office hours will be considered as properly received by TID on the next working day.
15. Applicant enterprises should prepare the supporting documents in accordance with the following requirements:
(i) The file(s) must be in JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, DOC or DOCX format;
(ii) The information contained in the file(s) must be clear and legible (resolution no less than 200dpi); and
(iii) The e-Form supports 10 attachments at a total capacity of 10MB. If the total number or size of files to be uploaded exceeds the limits, enterprise should merge or compress the files beforehand, or upload them separately through “Submit Supplementary Documents” function.
If necessary, TID may request for digital files of better resolution or the original of supporting documents for assessment of the applications.