The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key  Australian Government financial assistance programme for small to medium aspiring and growing export-ready businesses. It encourages businesses to increase international marketing and promotion expenditure to achieve more sustainable international sales.

It also provides businesses with an opportunity to enter and embed themselves in global value chains – something that encompasses 80 per cent of global trade. EMDG recipients include many of Australia’s best known exporters. The vast majority of recipients report that the scheme is invaluable in helping them access new markets, and develop better international business and cultural understanding.

An Australian individual, partnership, company, association, cooperative or statutory corporation that has:
› carried on business in Australia
› promoted the export of goods
› promoted the delivery of services outside Australia
› promoted certain services in Australia to non-residents › promoted inbound tourism
› promoted the export of intellectual property and
know-how outside Australia
› an income of less than $50 million for the year
› spent at least $15,000 on eligible export promotional

A trustee may also apply on behalf of a trust.

› overseas representation expenses
› marketing consultant expenses
› marketing visits expenses
› communications expenses
› free samples expenses
› trade fairs, seminars, in-store promotions
› promotional literature and advertising expenses › overseas buyers expenses
› registration and/or insurance of eligible intellectual property expenses. 

To watch Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants information videos click here.



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