Export Market Development Grants EMDG

At a glance

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Provides exporters who are aiming to increase their international sales with reimbursements of up to 50% of promotional expenses. Promotional expenses must be over $15,000 to a maximum of $150,000.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • have a total income of less than $50 million
  • be the principal (rather than agent) in the export of products (goods, services, intellectual property etc.)
  • promote products to residents of other countries.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Deadline to apply:

Applications open on 1 July each year.

If you are doing the application yourself, you need to lodge your application by 30 November.

If you are using an approved EMDG consultant, they need to lodge your a

Contact information:

13 28 78

EMDG.help@austrade.gov.au

Find out more

Overview

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) reimburses expenses incurred for export promotional activities to existing and potential Australian exporters.

Funding is provided to compensate eligible export businesses up to 50% of their promotional expenses over $15,000. The minimum grant is $5,000, the maximum $150,000.

Each successful applicant may be entitled for up to eight consecutive grants.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must have carried on export promotion activities during the financial year you are applying for. You must also:

  • have a total income of less thanĀ $50 million
  • be the principal (rather than agent) in the export of products (goods, services, intellectual property etc.)
  • promote products to residents of other countries.

Check the EMDG eligibility checklist to find out if you are eligible.

How to apply

Applicants must complete the online application and lodge before 30 November each year.

If applicants choose to use the services of an approved EMDG Consultant, the consultant must lodge before 28 February of the following year.

To use the online application form you must hold, or apply for, an AUSkey. You will need your ABN and personal tax file number to do this. Visit the AUSkey website to register for an AUSkey and follow the prompts.

You will be prompted to submit relevant documents such as financial statements and information that explains your business and your product or service during the application process.

Documents for expenses and export earnings should be available for audit verification. To find out more about the documents you need to have available, you can attend an EMDG coaching session in your area.

Find out more or apply at EMDG applications.

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