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The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme is a national program that reimburses businesses for a range of export market development promotional expenses

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for emerging, aspiring and established exporters. It is administered by Austrade and supports a wide range of industries

EMDG Submissions open each year from July onward

The EMDG scheme

  • encourages small and medium-sized Australian businesses to develop export markets
  • reimburses up to 50 % of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided total expenses are at least $15,000
  • provides up to eight (8) grants to an eligible applicant

Expenses incurred within a financial year can be claimed between July to November, (except your first application, which can include expenses from the two financial years immediately prior to a first application)

To be eligible, the business must have:

  • income less than $50 million
  • incurred at least $15,000 of eligible expenses in developing export sales
  • hold principal status for the export product/service (exceptions apply for non-profit export-focused industry bodies)

EMDG supports reimbursement across the following eight (8) categories of export market promotional activities:

  1. overseas representation
  2. marketing consultant
  3. marketing visits
  4. free samples
  5. trade fair, seminar, in-store promotion
  6. promotional literature and advertising
  7. overseas buyer visits
  8. IP registration and/or insurance

Dowling Consultancy are a boutique Business Development Consultancy, specialising in providing strategic guidance and assistance in relation to export market development while leveraging government grants

We can help your business unlock its Asian region export market potential through aligning your business with the best market and entry options or connecting with the right channels to market across Asia by drawing upon our team’s firsthand country specific experiences, networks and intimate knowledge of these markets

We can help you pinpoint your best opportunities, help you mitigate risks and devise and execute a tailored and relevant Asia market export entry or expansion strategy and marketing plan in conjunction with undertaking in-market activities. Our team of executive advisors can assist with Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia

Our specialist multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary Consulting Team have broad and extensive international market development experience. Our market specific consultants speak your target market’s language and know the cultural and business behaviors intimately. In this way we can be your enabling arms-length resource delivering tailored international assistance to you for enhanced export market success

We have assisted numerous businesses with export market development activities and win government grants. We welcome contact from any Victorian business that requires assistance with export market consulting initiatives

Contact Steve Dowling on 0409 478 850 for a confidential, no obligation discussion

Source – Austrade – What is EMDG?

See Austrade’s EMDG-In-Brief (PDF) publication for full details on all claimable expenses by category

See EMDG at a glance (PDF) for an overview of the scheme