BUD Fund ASEAN countries at a glance

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BUD Fund (Dedicated Fund for Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales) was launched in 2012. It is a fund to assist Hong Kong firms to expand in mainland China and boost their competitiveness. Hong Kong and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Natiosn) signed the “Free Trade Agreement” and “Investment Agreement” on 12th Nov 2017. Therefore the … Read more

WhatsApp Pay launched

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After more than 2 years testing in India, WhatsApp launched the digital payment service in Brazil. (India and Brazil have the first and second most WhatsApp users). Facebook (the parent company of WhatsApp) is pushing more e-Commerce to its platform. Users can send money free while businesses are charged around 4% to receive the money. … Read more

ASEAN: Potential Indonesia

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The Free Trade Agreement between Hong Kong and ASEAN (about Indonesia) will be in effect on 4th July, 2020. The SME, HKET news interviewed a consultancy specializing on ASEAN market to explore the potential. Hong Kong products such as watch, toy and jewelry will have reduced tariff, and Hong Kong service providers will have better … Read more

Hong Kong – Indonesia Free Trade & Investment Agreement effective in July

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The Free Trade Agreement and Investment Agreement between Hong Kong and Indonesia as an ASEAN member state will be in effect on 4th July, 2020. Benefit to both HK Goods and Services Indonesia will reduce tariff on goods made in Hong Kong, including jewelry, toy, watch and clothes. Hong Kong service providers entering Indonesia can … Read more

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