What is EMDG?
The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.
The EMDG scheme:
encourages small- and medium-sized Australian businesses to develop export markets
reimburses up to 50 per cent of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000
provides up to eight grants to each eligible applicant.
See EMDG at a glance (PDF) for an overview of the scheme.
What is a grant year?
A grant year is the financial year (July to June) in which the dates of the expenses being claimed actually occurred.
Expenses incurred in a grant year must be claimed as part of the EMDG application submitted in the financial year immediately following (except your first application, which can include expenses from the two financial years immediately before the application).
Who are our stakeholders?
As well as our clients, the many Australian small- and medium-sized businesses that apply for grants each year, Austrade works with a range of other stakeholders including:
consultants, who can prepare EMDG claims on behalf of businesses
a number of industry associations, including the Export Consultants Association Incorporated, the Export Council of Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Industry Group
a range of sector-specific organisations.
How can we help?
We would love to have a chat with you to understand your export ambitions and decide with you if we can add value to your export efforts and take advantage of the export market development grant administered by Austrade.
Click Below To Register Your Interest in a FREE export consultation to see if we can help you with your exports and use an EMD Grant to help defray your costs.
What our export customers say
"ROGER GOT US OUT OF THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET MINDSET AND EXCITED OUR LOCAL TEAM TO THE EXPORT POSSIBILITIES AROUND US.
THROUGH HIS CONTACTS AND PERSONAL DRIVE, WE WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL MARKETS AND MAKE VALUABLE CONNECTIONS. HE BELIEVED IN AND MARKETED OUR PRODUCT AS IF IT WAS HIS OWN.
THESE ACTIONS RESULTED IN EXPORTS SALES TO FIJI, NZ, SAMOA, PNG, TAIWAN, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM AND SOUTH AFRICA.
ROGER WORKS HARD FOR HIS CLIENTS AND I HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING HIM TO ASSIST BUSINESSES LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO GROW.
SIMON BOTTOMLEY - GENERAL MANAGER EJ ASIA PACIFIC