Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
What is EMDG?
The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.
The EMDG scheme:
- encourages small and medium sized Australian businesses to develop export markets
- reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $10,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $20,000
- provides up to seven grants to each eligible applicant.
To access the scheme for the first time, businesses need to have spent $20,000 over two years on eligible export marketing expenses.
Applications for the 2012-13 grant year open 1 July, 2013 and close 2 December, 2013 (as 30 November falls on a Saturday this year).