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HKTDC Business Advisory Services

SME Support - Business Advisory

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In association with a number of professional institutions and service providers, the HKTDC provides a free business advisory service to SMEs looking to capitalise on a trade-related business opportunity. This service is provided in-person on a one-on-one basis at the HKTDC SME Centre at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.


China Business Advisory Service

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We offer a free China business advisory service to help Hong Kong and overseas SMEs with regard to information of the mainland China market, including market environment, government regulations, customs requirements and taxation. This free service is provided by a number of specialists and service providers:

Details of Service Providers

Service Area

HKTDC Research’s partners
(e.g. Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, etc.)
Trade and investment policy/government regulation
The Law Society of Hong KongChina Legal Issues
Intellectual Property Centre - Federation of Hong Kong IndustriesChina Trade Marks and Patents


SME Advisory Service

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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 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
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Hong Kong (ACCA Hong Kong)Tax issues


IP Advisory Service

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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.
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