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HKTDC Business Advisory Services

SME Support - Business Advisory

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We offer FREE business advisory service to help Hong Kong SMEs overcome their business challenges and get the latest market intelligence. Our one-on-one business consultative offerings – China Business Advisory Service and SME Advisory Service – offer professional and practical information related to doing business worldwide, in particular on the mainland. Information here includes areas such as marketing strategies, government regulations, customs, intellectual property rights and taxation.


China Business Advisory Service

The China market, exhibiting a strong growth in the last ten years, is a vast market with over 1.2 billion consumers. With the implementation of Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), there will be more business opportunities for Hong Kong SMEs in this market. The China Business Advisory Service is organised and provided by HKTDC China Business Advisory Unit, with support from the China Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province as well as a number of Chinese enterprises and professional service providers in Hong Kong, offers the China Business Advisory Service.

List of AdvisorsService Area
HKTDC China Business Advisory UnitMarketing Strategy for the Chinese mainland
China Ministry of CommerceInvestment Environment and Trade Issues in China
Shanghai Municipal Commission of CommerceShanghai Investment Environment and Trade Issues
Department of Commerce of Guangdong ProvinceGuangdong Investment Environment and Trade Issues
The Law Society of Hong Kong

China Legal Issues

Intellectual Property Centre - Federation of Hong Kong IndustriesChina Trade Marks and Patents


SME Advisory Service

HKTDC SME Advisory Service provides one-to-one free business advisory service to Hong Kong SMEs and new start-up businesses with the support of Hong Kong professional institutions. The service aims to help SMEs to overcome their business challenges in Hong Kong market. Service area include export credit management and approaches of financing, business law, operation of letter of credit, intellectual property right (IPR) protection and up-to-date information for new business start-up.

List of AdvisorsService Area
The Law Society of Hong KongHong Kong business law
Vocational Training CouncilLetter of Credit (L/C) operation,
practical guide on customs declaration in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Young Entrepreneur AssociationInformation on Hong Kong business start-up
IPMS Consultants LimitedIntellectual Property Right (IPR) protection
Conpak CPA LimitedHong Kong tax issues


IP Advisory Service

Application Form

We introduce a FREE Intellectual Property (IP) Advisory Service to provide SMEs basic guidance on IP business and IP-related marketing strategies such as licensing and franchising. Our IP advisory team will help you start your IP business, overcome possible challenges and acquire the latest market intelligence. The meeting will last for around 1 hour.

Service Areas:

  • IP protection and registration
  • IP transaction
  • IP management
  • Legal advice on IP business
  • Licensing marketing
  • Franchising marketing


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Ground Level, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Enquiry: (852) 1830668


  1. The service is conducted in face-to-face format at the HKTDC SME Centre from Monday to Friday.
  2. HKTDC reserves the right to make final decision on the following issues:
        • Whether or not to accept your / your company’s application; and
        • All arrangements relating to the meeting with the Advisor.