Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
EMDG claim lodgment deadline approaching fast
The closing date for EMDG grant applications this year is 1 December 2014, unless you are lodging your grant application through an approved EMDG consultant. Applications lodged through approved consultants may be lodged up to 3 March 2015. Please find the list of approved consultants at http://www.austrade.gov.au/Export/Export-Grants/Consultants.
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 $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000
- provides up to eight (8) grants to each eligible applicant.
Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) applications for the 2013-14 grant year, not lodged through EMDG Consultants approved under the EMDG Consultant Quality Incentive Program, must be lodged from 1 July 2014 to mid-night (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday 1 December 2014 at http://www.austrade.gov.au/Export/Export-Grants/Apply.
Applications through EMDG Consultants approved under the EMDG Consultant Quality Incentive Program can be lodged from 1 July 2014 to mid-night (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 3 March 2015.