Review of financial assistance to SME exporters

This review, also called the Fisher Review, looked at how government can better assist small to medium exporters.

Date published
1 July 2020
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This report details findings and recommendations about the EMDG scheme.

The Fisher Review looked at how government can assist SMEs to generate additional export sales.

The recommendations outline how to simplify and streamline the scheme. This is so the scheme can help SME exporters effectively and efficiently.

The review found:

  • existing EMDG principles help generate strong economic outcomes.
  • there is opportunity to deliver it more effectively through targeting the funding in a tiered program.

The review was carried out through:

  • face-to-face sessions around Australia
  • workshops
  • online and written submissions.

Evidence is from:

  • exporters
  • individuals
  • industry associations
  • peak bodies.

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