Contents of assistance for SMEs participating in industry clusters and value chains in Vietnam

Contents of assistance for SMEs participating in industry clusters and value chains in Vietnam
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What are the contents of assistance for SMEs participating in industry clusters and value chains in Vietnam? – Thanh Tam (Gia Lai)

Contents of assistance for SMEs participating in industry clusters and value chains in Vietnam

Contents of assistance for SMEs participating in industry clusters and value chains in Vietnam (Internet image)

Regarding this issue, LawNet responded as follows:

1. Criteria for selection of eligible small and medium enterprises (SMEs) participating industry clusters in Vietnam

According to Clause 2, Article 23 of Decree 80/2021/ND-CP, SMEs participating in an industry cluster will be eligible for assistance if one of the following criteria is satisfied:

- There is a joint contract for purchase of raw materials;

- There is a joint contract for sale of products;

- There is a contract for sale, association between enterprises in the industry cluster;

- The brand is jointly developed and used.

2. Contents of assistance for SMEs participating in industry clusters and value chains in Vietnam

Specifically, in Article 25 of Decree 80/2021/ND-CP, the contents of assistance for SMEs participating in industry clusters and value chains in Vietnam are as follows:

(1) Assistance in training

- Reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost of organizing advanced training courses in technology and production technology at the enterprise but not exceeding 50 million VND/course/year/enterprise;

- Reimbursement of up to 50% of the costs of advanced training for employees of the enterprise in order to develop the industry or value chain but not exceeding 10 million VND/employee/year and not exceeding 03 employees/enterprise/year.

(2) Assistance in improving production and business association capacity

- Reimbursement of 100% of the value of the advisory contract for comprehensive assessment of SMEs in the industry cluster or value chain but not exceeding 30 million VND/contract/year/enterprise;

- Reimbursement of 100% of the value of the advisory contract for advanced technical upgrade for SMEs to improve production capacity, meet the requirements for connection and become a supplier of chain leading enterprises but not exceeding 100 million VND/contract/year/enterprise.

(3) Assistance in information, brand development, connection and market expansion

- Exemption from the fees for access the information about connection with chain leading enterprises, determination of demands of chain leading enterprises on SME Assistance Portal and websites of Ministries, ministerial agencies, governmental agencies, the People’s Committees of provinces;

- Exemption from the fees for access the information about the systems of domestic and international standards and technical regulations in the field of the enterprises participating in the industry cluster or value chain on SME Assistance Portal and websites of Ministries, ministerial agencies, governmental agencies, the People’s Committees of provinces;

- Reimbursement of up to 50% of the value of the advisory contract for registration of seller accounts on international e-commerce platforms but not exceeding 100 million VND/contract/year/enterprise;

- Reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost of maintenance of accounts on domestic and international e-commerce platforms but not exceeding 50 million VND/year/enterprise and for up to 02 years after the account is successfully registered on the e-commerce platform;

- Assistance in paying the cost of leasing location, design and construction of booths, transport of products for display, travel, stay of representatives of enterprises participating in trade promotion fairs but not exceeding 50 million VND/year/enterprise for domestic events and not exceeding 70 million VND/year/enterprise for overseas events;

- Reimbursement of 100% of the value of the advisory contract for establishment, transfer, use and protection of intellectual property rights in the country but not exceeding 50 million VND/contract/year/enterprise;

- Reimbursement of 100% of the value of the advisory contract for search of information, advertising of products, development of the brands of the industry cluster and value chain but not exceeding 20 million VND/contract/year/enterprise.

(4) Counseling about technical regulations, standards, measurement, quality

- Reimbursement of 100% of the value of the advisory contract for development and application of internal standards but not exceeding 10 million VND/contract/year/enterprise; development and application of quality control system but not exceeding 50 million VND/contract/year/enterprise;

- Reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost of testing sample measurement instruments; cost of inspection, calibration, testing of measurement instruments, measuring standards;

Cost of issuance of quantity seals of pre-packed goods according to technical measurement requirements but not exceeding 10 million VND/year/enterprise;

- Reimbursement of 100% of the cost of issuance of certificate of conformity with technical regulations but not exceeding 20 million VND/product/year/enterprise.

(5) Assistance in completion of procedures for experimental production, inspection, assessment, quality certification

- Reimbursement of 100% of the cost of testing, inspection, assessment, certification of quality of products; cost of certification of quality control system but not exceeding 30 million/year/enterprise;

- Reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost of testing new products and services at goods testing units or organizations by facilities, institutes, etc. but not exceeding 30 million VND/year/enterprise;

- Reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost of using equipment at technical facilities, incubation facilities, co-working spaces but not exceeding 50 million VND/year/enterprise.

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