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July goods exports up 20.1%

The volume of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased 20.1% year-on-year in July, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The volume of goods imports for the month rose 19.5% over July 2020.   Prices of goods exports and imports increased 5.6% and 5.5% year-on-year for the month.   On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports fell 5.3% in the three-month period ending July compared with the preceding three months, while the volume of goods imports decreased 0.8%.   Comparing the first seven months of the year with the same period in 2020, the volume of goods exports rose 25.3%, while that of goods imports increased 22.7%.   Prices of goods exports for the period increased 3.4%, while that of goods imports rose 3.3%. http://dlvr.it/S7hMTp

Tech voucher secretariat announced

The Innovation & Technology Commission today announced the Hong Kong Productivity Council had been commissioned to serve as the secretariat of the Technology Voucher Programme.   The commission and the council have largely completed the transition work, and programme applications will be progressively transferred to the council for processing.   The commission said that, after reviewing the operation of the Technology Voucher Programme and referring to the operational experience of other funding schemes, it had decided to commission the council to assist in the implementation of the programme, leveraging its manpower resources and abundant experience to enhance the efficiency in processing applications.   Under the Innovation & Technology Fund, the programme aims to subsidise local enterprises and organisations to use technological services and solutions to improve productivity or upgrade or transform their business processes.   Under the new arrangement, applicants can continue to submit applications through the programme’s online system.   Click here for details.   For enquiries, call 2789 7000 or send an email.
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