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The HKTDC SME Centre is your source of information in local and international business matters. This river of knowledge is forever flowing, nurturing and providing the valuable data you need to reach the next stage in business. Ride with us on this river of knowledge and tap into the most extensive and up-to-date collection of trade information in Hong Kong.


The SME Centre offers a business library with a selection of trade and business-related books for browsing. In addition to over 8,000 volumes of books covering a wide spectrum of topics including business contacts, trade regulations and statistics, country economic profiles and business guidebooks, exhibitions and trade shows' details, industry and market news, etc., which are updated for relevancy on a regular basis, a selection of professional and trade magazines, electronic databases and eBooks are available for users' easy reference.


Our business library is categorised into 3 major zones:

  • SME Start-up
  • China Business
  • Global Markets

SME Start-up

Business starters can begin their roadmap of setting up business with data that goes through the preparation, implementation and development stages.

  • Hong Kong Reference
  • Start-up Guidebooks
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Reference and Toolbooks
  • Hong Kong Statistics
  • Planning and Finance
  • Customer Service
  • Business Management

The HKTDC has also formed strategic alliances with various government organisations to support SME start-ups and Hong Kong entrepreneurs. Find out how you can leverage from these alliances under our SME Start-up Programme, an initiative under the local administration designed to offer all-round support and assistance to new companies.


China Business

Don't miss this chance to benefit from the lucrative China market. This zone offers literature covering trade, economic and business information on China provinces and cities.

  • General Reference
  • Trade Directories
  • Trade Fair Catalogues
  • Industry and Provincial Yearbooks
  • China Statistics
  • Telephone Books
  • Project & Investment

Global Markets

Explore other international markets without leaving Hong Kong. You will find everything you need to know about doing business in Europe, US, emerging markets and other parts of the world.

  • Region/Country Information
  • General Reference
  • Product/Service Industries
  • Telephone Books
  • Technology Collection
  • Periodicals
  • Foreign Statistics
  • Trade Directories
  • Trade Fair Catalogues