Export Market Development Grants (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 industries.

Review of financial assistance to SME exporters

On 3 October 2019, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced Ms Anna Fisher will undertake a review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme and Australian Government financial assistance to SME exporters.

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Increase in funding

In April 2019, the Federal Government announced an increase in funding for the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme. Funding for the scheme will increase by $60 million over three years from 2019–20. The funding boost is designed to help Australian companies get more exposure in international markets, allowing them to develop brand recognition and form relationships with potential customers. Last year more than 3,500 small and medium enterprises accessed the EMDG scheme, generating exports of $3.8 billion.

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About EMDG

The EMDG scheme encourages small- and medium-sized Australian businesses to develop export markets.

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Find out how to get the most out of the EMDG scheme.

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Find updates about the EMDG scheme, and related information relevant to your export activities.

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