6 Jan 2009
New HKTDC Subsidy Attracts more than 1,000 New Toy Buyers
Assistance Programme Launched at Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair
6 January 2009 – More than 1,000 toy buyers are taking part in the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair under a new HK$80 million subsidy scheme organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The HKTDC expects 10,000 new buyers to participate in its Hong Kong fairs this year under the HK$80 million subsidy scheme.
The subsidy is part of a HK$120 million assistance programme designed to help local SMEs expand their business in emerging markets. Initiatives include bringing in new trade buyers from Russia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America, Southeast Asia and the Chinese mainland.
The Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair opened yesterday and continues until 8 January.
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About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com