Export Market Development Grants

Application window opened 1 July 2019

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance programme for small to medium aspiring and growing export-ready businesses.

Note to applicants

For all applicants it is useful to review the grant information in detail and liaise with Austrade to clarify any uncertainty to avoid submitting an ineligible application.

For information on EMDGs: https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Export/Export-Grants/About/what-is-emdg

Overview

WHAT CAN BE CLAIMED?

› overseas representation expenses

› marketing consultant expenses

› marketing visits expenses

› free samples expenses

› trade fairs, seminars, in-store promotions expenses

› promotional literature and advertising expenses

› overseas buyers expenses

› registration and/or insurance of eligible intellectual property expenses.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

› up to 50 per cent reimbursement of eligible expenses, less the first $5,000

› each applicant may receive a grant of up to $150,000 per application (subject to available funds), to a maximum of eight annual grants

› grants are regarded as assessable for income tax purposes

› the Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that GST will not apply to EMDG grants.