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

Webinar: Thailand Live Series (BUD Fund FTA Programme)

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The Hong Kong Productivity Council invites the representative from Office of Thai Trade Commissioner and several industry experts to share latest information about manufacturing in Thailand and some practical experience. This will definitely help you to enter the market and expand in the country. (BUD consultant: Thailand is an ASEAN member state which is covered … Read more

Thailand loosens travel ban to Hong Kong

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The Thai Government announced that the travel ban to 5 jurisdictions (includes Hong Kong) will be loosen on 1st July 2020. Hong Kong people with work permit will be exempted from a 14-day quarantine if they have COVID-19 tests both in Hong Kong and upon arrival. And they have to observe the restriction to not … 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