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EMDG Administrative Guidelines

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These guidelines are currently being updated for the 2014-15 grant year.  Please check back here in July 2015 for the updated documents.


The EMDG Administrative Guidelines below apply from the 2008-09 grant year.

The EMDG Administrative Guidelines explain Austrade’s interpretation of the EMDG Act 1997 and how it is applied by Austrade in administering the EMDG scheme.

Sections of the Guidelines
Table of Updates – what has changed since the last edition 85KB
Introduction 167KB
Index 240KB
There are no Administrative Guidelines for Parts 1 & 2 of the Act.
Part 3 - Persons eligible for a grant 293KB
Part 4 - Eligible products 410KB
Part 5 - Eligible expenses 860KB
Part 6 - Amount of grant 322KB
Part 7 - Application for, and payment of, grant 302KB
Part 8 - Miscellaneous 467KB
There are no Administrative Guidelines for Part 9 of the Act.
AAT & Federal Court case listing 458KB
Extract from Australian Trade Commission Act 1985 relevant to EMDG  15KB

Please note: The Guidelines are intended as a guide only in determining issues of eligibility under the EMDG scheme. Businesses are welcome to request in-principle opinions about the eligibility of proposed export promotional expenditure from their local EMDG State Managers.

Contact Austrade on 13 28 78 (ask for your local EMDG office) if you have any questions about the Guidelines or the EMDG scheme.

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