BUD Fund Mainland Programme

BUD Mainland Highlights

  • 50% of cost sponsored by Government
  • 75% of total grant as initial payment
  • Separate bank account NOT required
  • HK$1,000,000 at most for each application
  • HK$4,000,000 at most for eligible enterprise
  • Applicable to mainland China market

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BUD Fund – Background

In order to raise the competitiveness of Hong Kong companies in mainland China, the HKSAR government launched the Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (BUD Fund) in 2012. From time being, the Fund has enhanced and the grant has been lifted. The BUD Fund extended to ASEAN and all Free Trade Agreement regions in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Since 9th April, 2020, each eligible enterprise can accept at most HK$4,000,000 from BUD Mainland programme or BUD FTA programme.

BUD Fund – Eligibility

  • Valid Hong Kong Business registration
  • Non-listed company
  • Both manufacturer and service provider are eligible
  • Business in mainland China is NOT a requirement

BUD Fund – Application document

  • Company authorized application form
  • Copy of business registration certificate
  • Shareholder structure supporting (e.g. NAR1)
  • Proof of substantive operation (e.g. MPF record)
  • Proof of relation between Hong Kong applicant and China business

Upper limit of Grant for each application

50% of the project total cost, ceiling at HK$1,000,000

BUD Fund Mainland – Application flow

  1. Submit application to BUD Secretariat
  2. Application approved
  3. Initial payment (75% of the total grant)
  4. Start the BUD project
  5. Submit progress report and annual audit report
    (If more than 18 months)
  6. Complete the BUD project
  7. Submit the final report and the final audit report
  8. Receive the remaining grant

BUD Fund Mainland – Scope

  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • New employment
  • New machinery
  • Online or offline advertisement
  • Exhibition and promotion event

BUD Mainland Official website: https://mainland.bud.hkpc.org/

International Trade

BUD Fund grant $260m in 1st half of 2020

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) released the latest figures of “Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales” (BUD Fund) in a press release.…
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