The Export Market Development Grant ( EMDG) is a Government program that provides organisations with substantial cash rebates for overseas marketing expenditure. The scheme is designed as an incentive to encourage Australian exporters to develop overseas markets for their goods and/or services (including tourism and education).
Unlike other Government grants, EMDG is a non-competitive, demand-driven program which means if you are eligible and make an application you will receive a grant from the available funds. In order to be eligible, businesses must satisfy the below criteria:
The current eligibility-based, demand-driven program replaced the previous EMDG reimbursement scheme. The previous scheme closed permanently on 30 June 2022.
Export Solutions have been focused on assisting with EMDG grants for over 25 years. Our job is to use our in-depth knowledge of the EMDG legislation to make sure your claim is maximised. In addition we will:
Eligible expenditure includes:
The costs attributable to maintaining an overseas representative on an ongoing basis to market your business overseas. Eligible costs include salaries/fees, office expenses, travel and accommodation.
Expenditure incurred in engaging independent consultants who provide service relating to market development and market research. Consultants may be located either in Australia or overseas, but must be unrelated to the applicant.
The cost of airfares and ground travel plus a daily allowance to assist with accommodation and meals.
The actual cost of providing free product samples to potential overseas buyers including the cost of providing famils in the tourism industry.
The external costs associated with participation in overseas trade fairs, conferences, in-store promotions, international forums, private exhibitions or similar promotional events.
The external costs associated online marketing, including Facebook, Instagram, Google and more. Also brochures, magazine adverts, videos, store posters and reasonable external costs associated with the development of promotional websites and a percentage of website hosting costs are also claimable.
The cost of registering and maintaining patents and trade marks in a foreign country (excluding NZ).
Airfares, transport, accommodation and meal costs associated with bringing overseas buyers, or potential buyers, to Australia to evaluate goods, services or intellectual property are eligible.
Grant amounts vary for each round and are not based on the maximum grant tier caps. The grant amount depends on the:
This means that Austrade will calculate how much funding will be given to all eligible applications based on the demand in that round.
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