Export Market Development Grant – EMDG

Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Opening Date: 1/7/21
Closing Date: 30/11/21

EMDG from 1 July 2021

The EMDG program now provides upfront funding certainty so you know how much you will receive during your grant agreement (2 or 3 years) so you can plan your promotional activities with confidence.

Types of grants for exporters

Small to medium enterprise (SME) exporters can apply for 3 different grants over 8 years (not necessarily consecutively) for eligible promotional activities.

Grants are available in 3 stages, called tiers. Each tier provides a different level of support for SMEs as they grow their export markets. The lengths of these grants reflect the different stages of an exporter’s journey.

Tier 1: Ready to export

  • First-time exporters
  • 2 years and a maximum of $40,000 per financial year

Tier 2: Exporting and Expanding

  • For businesses who are exporting
  • Expanding export promotion activities
  • 3 years and a maximum of $80,000 per financial year

Tier 3: Exporting, expanding, and strategic shift

  • For businesses who are exporting and
  • Expanding export promotion activities and making a strategic shift, for example targeting a new market or a new type of customer
  • 3 years and a maximum of $150,000 per financial year

Grants for representative bodies

Assistance for industry bodies and alliances (representative bodies) extends to training members who are new to export to become export-ready. Representative bodies will continue to have access to financial assistance for promotional activities on behalf of their members in international markets, with grants of up to 3 years and up to $150,000 per financial year.

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