D-Biz additional provision of $1B

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Today (2020/6/26), the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) announced that the Distance Business Programme (D-Biz) will have an additional provision of HK$ 1 billion from the Anti-epidemic Fund. Up to the moment, the government has received 14,500 D-Biz applications, proceeded 1,194 cases and approved 1,094 cases. The total grant is HK$ 44 million. Criticized D-Biz … 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

Reindustrialization and Technology Training Programme, RTTP

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The Innovation and Technology Commission launched the Technology Talent Scheme in 2018. Under the Scheme, there is the Reindustrialization and Technology Training Programme (RTTP). Hong Kong companies can gain the subsidy on a 2:1 matching basis to train their staff to boost technology and “Industry 4.0” related capability. The fund grants at most HK$500,000 every … Read more

Deadline to join D-Biz’s Supplier Reference List: 6th June

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Up to the end of May 2020, Distance Business Program (D-Biz) received around 8,000 applications and 2,000 IT suppliers to join the reference list. The Innovation Technology Commission (ITC) announced that the deadline to join the reference list is 6th June. Suppliers wish to join the list should apply before the deadline. TVP plans to … Read more

TVP Project Commencement Following Application Submission

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From 1st June 2020, all TVP applicant can commence the project on the day following the application submission. (It was after application approval before), and the applicant should provide a “Declaration and Undertaking” to the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) within 5 working days after the commencement. This new policy can shorten the waiting for … Read more

e-Commerce: Get ready for online orders

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E-Commerce is well-developed after years. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic impacts global economy and e-commerce is more important than ever. We can reach buyers all over the world from the Internet. The HKTDC organizes the webinar “Get Ready for Doing Business with Global Buyers” to share e-commerce knowledge with SMEs. The speaker will also discuss … Read more

D-Biz Mania

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Everyone is talking about Information Technology recently in Hong Kong. The story began from a blog post of then Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nicholas Yang (楊偉雄). On 19th April 2020, he announced the Distance Business Programme, D-Biz (遙距營商計劃) at the blog. The Programme would grant 100% of IT Projects that help enterprises to operate … Read more