EMDG strategic refocus - consultation

Feedback from EMDG recipients, business and other interested stakeholders.

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Consultations on options to strategically refocus EMDG have concluded.

Status: The consultation period opened on 5 July 2023 and closed on 11 August 2023.

Why refocus EMDG

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring the EMDG program:

  • supports market diversification
  • remains sustainable.

During the consultation, we sought feedback from EMDG recipients, business and other interested stakeholders. This built on feedback from the EMDG Operational Review in 2022.

The review told us we needed to balance interest in the program with available funding. This balance will enhance the program’s impact on Australian businesses and the economy.

Consultation outcomes

Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation. We received feedback through:

  • workshops
  • a survey
  • submissions
  • meetings with peak bodies and government stakeholders. 

For more details about the consultations, read the EMDG program strategic refocus – consultation summary.

What's next

Findings from this consultation and previous reviews will help inform advice to the government in 2023.

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If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact EMDGpolicy@austrade.gov.au