Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) – changes

Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) – changes

Since its inception, the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program has provided a terrific boost to businesses looking to export for the first time, something I have witnessed first-hand in a previous role.

From 1 July 2021, there are changes to the program as it moves from a reimbursement model to a grant model.

The aims of the changes are:

  • To increase the funding certainty for SME exporters looking to enter the program,
  • Reduce and simplify legislation
  • Streamline the application process
  • Provide certainty around the amount of funding to be received prior to spending it, and
  • Provide a grant mechanism where a single successful application can provide funding for 2-3 years

Transition period

The program will transition from the reimbursement model to the grant model during the 2021-22 financial year. during this time, both variants of the scheme will operate concurrently to allow for a smooth transition to those already in the program.

More information

For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit: Austrade.gov.au/EMDG

To talk to someone who is an expert in exporting you can contact Wayne Murphy, Senior Export Advisor for Investment NSW, and Trade Advisor for Austrade. E: [email protected].

If you would like assistance completing grant applications, contact one of our Advisors here.

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