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Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme

Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme

In view of the spread of the COVID-19 worldwide, the demand for masks has surged significantly, aggravating the acute supply shortage situation in Hong Kong which largely relies on import for masks and driving up prices. The HKSAR Government has launched the “Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme” (the Scheme) under the Anti-epidemic Fund, facilitating the start of local mask production as soon as possible to help address the imminent shortage as well as to build up some reserve stock. The Hong Kong Productivity Council administers the Scheme and serves as the Secretariat, and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) is responsible for approving applications.

All the quota of 20 production lines under the Scheme have been allocated. The particulars of the 20 production lines as at 31 Oct 2022 are tabulated below.

No.

Name of Company
(In alphabetical order)

Production line

Commencement date
of the Committed
Procurement Period (1)

Amount of Capital
Subsidy Disbursed

Number of Masks
delivered to the
Government

1

Action Medical Sundries Limited

1st Line 

13-May-2020 

$1,715,115.0

24,000,000 

2

Action Medical Sundries Limited 

2nd Line 

17-May-2020 

$1,470,137.9

24,000,000 

3

Creative International Technology Limited 

1st Line 

1-Jun-2020 

$1,573,390.0

24,000,000 

4

Creative International Technology Limited 

2nd Line 

1-Jun-2020 

$1,050,000.0

24,000,000 

5

HKer Medical Supplies Limited 

1st Line 

31-May-2020 

$767,678.0

13,000,000 

6

Hong Kong Lion Production Company Limited 

1st Line 

4-Jun-2020 

$1,650,143.2

24,000,000 

7

King Cheung Knitwear Company Limited 

1st Line 

16-May-2020 

$2,500,000.0

24,000,000 

8

Platform Management Service Ltd. 

1st Line 

29-May-2020 

$1,970,300.0

24,000,000 

9

S.E.C. Hong Kong Factory Limited 

1st Line 

30-May-2020 

$1,420,413.8

24,000,000 

10

Safeguard HK Limited 

1st Line 

30-Jun-2020 

$2,000,000.0 

24,000,000 

11

SDL Skin (Asia) Limited 

1st Line 

15-May-2020 

$1,394,259.5

24,000,000 

12

Sinopharm Tech Medical Supplies Limited 

1st Line 

2-Jun-2020 

$1,501,681.3 

24,000,000 

13

Sinopharm Tech Medical Supplies Limited 

2nd Line 

30-May-2020 

$1,288,539.3 

24,000,000 

14

Step Out Technology Limited 

1st Line 

20-May-2020 

$1,750,000.0 

24,000,000 

15

Step Out Technology Limited 

2nd Line 

20-May-2020 

$1,050,000.0

24,000,000 

16

SwissTech Limited 

1st Line 

20-Jun-2020 

$1,749,617.5

24,000,000 

17

SwissTech Limited 

2nd Line 

20-Jun-2020 

$1,493,480.0

24,000,000 

18

Topwill Passion Limited 

1st Line 

20-May-2020 

$2,477,550.0

24,000,000 

19

Universal Development Holdings Limited 

1st Line 

6-Jun-2020 

$1,688,628.2

24,000,000 

20

Wilson Tech (International) Limited 

1st Line 

29-May-2020 

$1,620,235.0

24,000,000 

 

 

 

 

$32,131,168.6

469,000,000 

1The Commencement Date of the Committed Procurement Period is the date on which the production line was confirmed to meet the relevant criteria for supplying masks to the Government (e.g. having obtained laboratory reports from an accredited laboratory certifying that the masks produced comply with the ASTM F2100 Level 1 standard or above). The production line will supply masks to the Government during the 12-month Committed Procurement Period.

Based on information provided by the production lines, the estimated average price of a mask procured by the Government under the Scheme is $1.35.  This figure is subject to change and confirmation through vetting of supporting documents and calculations provided by the production lines.