What's New

  • To facilitate project implementation by grantees, the minimum requirement for written quotations for procurement or lease of equipment, goods or services under ReTAAS projects from over HK$50,000 to HK$300,000 (aggregate value) will be reduced from five quotations to three quotations with effect from 15 November 2017. Please refer to the latest Guide to Application.

  • A simplified ReTAAS application form and sample forms are updated.

  • To expedite processing, ReTAAS applications will be vetted on a rolling basis throughout the year instead of in quarterly batches from Q2 2017 onwards. Please refer to the latest Guide to Application.


The Government sets aside $50 million for Retail Technology Adoption Assistance Scheme for Manpower Demand Management (ReTAAS) to help the retail industry to adopt relevant information and communications technology and other technologies that help manage manpower demand.


Sample forms for common technology solutions:

Point-of-Sales System (POS)




Inventory System


All non-listed enterprises registered in Hong Kong under the Business Registration Ordinance (Chapter 310) with substantive retail business operations in Hong Kong are eligible to apply, irrespective of their number of outlets.


To provide funding support for eligible retail enterprises to adopt relevant information and communications technology and other technologies for manpower demand management purposes. The funding may also help to enhance their productivity and improve working conditions of workers. This should have a demonstration effect to similar retail operations of the beneficiary enterprises as well as other enterprises, encouraging investments and wider adoption of different technologies by the industry.

Project Duration

Each funded project should be completed within 6 months.

Funding Amount

Funding will be provided on a matching basis, i.e. the Government will cover a maximum of 50% of the total approved project cost and the enterprise has to contribute no less than 50% of the total project cost in cash. Up to two projects from a single applicant may be approved, subject to the cumulative ceiling of funding support of $50,000.

Scope of Funding

Any projects which apply technologies that would help the applicant to manage manpower demand in the particular case. 
A list of typical technologies such as:

  • POS System (Point-of-sales System)
  • Inventory System
  • Electronic Payment System
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID) System

Any expenses directly related to the project can be funded. Business daily operations cost (eg, the salary for employee, office rent, general administrative and office expenses, etc.), are not eligible for funding.

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