EMDG consultants are independent businesses that help exporters prepare and lodge EMDG grant applications. Austrade has approved some of these consultants to be able to lodge claims on behalf of exporters from 1 July 2014 to 3 March 2015.
Self-prepared applicants and EMDG consultants not approved to lodge late, must lodge claims from 1 July 2014 to 1 December 2014.
Information on becoming an EMDG Consultant
EMDG Consultants approved to lodge until 3 March 2015:
From 1 July 2014, provisions preventing the payment of EMDG grants to applicants engaging an EMDG consultant who is assessed to be a not fit and proper person will apply. The relevant Guideline and its Explanatory Statement can be accessed on the Australian Government’s ComLaw website at : http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L00785 and http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L00785/Explanatory%20Statement/Text.