IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

SMEs

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 25 Oct 2018 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2020

Interest payment subsidy

On October 26th, 2018, the Chinese government released Caijian 2018/547 (hereafter, 'Annnouncement'), which announced a new scheme to ease the financing conditions of SMEs. 

The Announcement stated that a budget of USD 430m (CNY 3bn) would be annually available to firms, both to SMEs as well as subsidiaries of larger firms, to cover part of their expenditures on financial guarantees.

The Announcement clarified that there are four tiers of funding available, thus:

  • Tier 1: USD 13m (CNY 90m)
  • Tier 2: USD 10m (CNY 70m)
  • Tier 3: USD 7.2m (CNY 50m)
  • Tier 4: USD 5.77m (CNY 40m)

All amounts are annually available from 2018-20. The funds will be distributed provincially based on data acquired from an internal Chinese SME data reporting index.

Only domestic SMEs are eligible for the funding.

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