Russell Broadbent MP has urged exporters in Monash to take advantage of the Coalition Government’s improved export grants program.
Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) support Australian small to medium enterprises to become successful exporters by co-funding international marketing and promotional expenses; driving export growth and local jobs.
“The Coalition Government has provided $214.5 million to support 4,700 Australian businesses to develop and expand into export markets through the EMDG program in 2020-21,” Mr Broadbent said.
“I encourage businesses in Monash to apply for an export grant to supercharge their business and go global.”
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said EMDG program had been improved by simplified legislation, a streamlined application process and a shift to a forward-looking grant program which will ensure exporters know how much funding they will receive before they spend.
“Our Government wants Australian businesses to succeed internationally, because it supports jobs and local communities and underpins our economic recovery,” Mr Tehan said.
To apply for an Export Market Development Grant go to: austrade.gov.au/EMDG
Applying for Export Market Development Grants (EDMG) from 1 July 2021
For export promotional activities from 1 July 2021, EMDG will no longer operate as a reimbursement scheme. Applications open 16 August and close 30 November 2021.
You can still claim reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred up to 30 June 2021 by applying under the final year of the reimbursement scheme. Applications for the reimbursement scheme close 30 November 2021, or 28 February 2022 if you are using a participating EMDG consultant.
The new forward-looking grant program will enable you to plan your marketing and promotional activities with confidence, because you will know how much you will receive over the life of your grant agreement.
Grants are designed to support you during different stages of your export journey:
Tier 1: Ready to export
Tier 2: Expanding
Tier 3: Expanding and strategic shift
You’re eligible to apply for a grant if:
Your products are eligible if they’re substantially of Australian origin and are:
A simple, streamlined process:
Applications are open from 16 August to 30 November 2021: austrade.gov.au/EMDG