In order to stimulate the local investment environment, give full play to the unique advantage of Macao as a platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and attract domestic and overseas enterprises to implement their business projects in Macao, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has launched web and mobile versions of “Invest Here” (investhere.ipim.gov.mo) to provide information about investing in Macao, the nine mainland cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and major cities of Portuguese-speaking countries, in a bid to help investors to gain practical and concise investment information from the huge amount of data available on the Internet.
Diverse information available in three languages
The website covers diverse information about the aforesaid cities, such as their business environment, commercial procedures, taxation policies, incentive measures, industrial development, and laws and regulations. The information is given in Chinese, Portuguese and English, with a read-aloud function available in Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese and English, enabling investors from all over the world to gain investment knowledge.
Multiple functions to support investors
The website is designed with multiple functions, including simulation calculators which can help investors to estimate taxes and company incorporation expenses. Moreover, customer service AI on the website will answer investors’ enquiries, while designated staff are also available to respond to any enquiries via the customer service hotline during the office hours of IPIM. Various application forms, such as company registration, permits and licenses, can be downloaded from the website, and some of the applications can be submitted online.
Useful information promoted through various means
Investors can quickly pinpoint what they need through the website’s advanced search function. Videos about investment environment introduction, success cases and MICE events are also available at the video gallery.
The month-long trial run of the “Invest Here” website has completed successfully. Over the past month, IPIM has collected extensive opinions from various institutions and made improvements to the website based on this feedback. In the future, IPIM will continue to collect opinions from all sectors of society and optimise the settings and information on the website. Should there be any enquiries or suggestions about the website, please contact IPIM staff on (+853) 2871 0300.