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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 $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.

Minister announces 2013-14 grant year initial payment ceiling

Read full press release

Amendments to the EMDG Act

See amendments to the EMDG Act that apply to expenditure this year.

Success stories

Read about how other exporters have benefited from EMDG grants

EMDG Fraud Hotline

Provided for those who wish to confidentially report suspected fraud.

How to report a suspected fraud

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