Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

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Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) 2014-07-16T21:46:08+00:00
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Grant Information

The EMDG Scheme provides a reimbursement of up to $150,000 based on 50% of your eligible export marketing costs, provided you are the principle in the transaction. It is not a requirement that the good be produced in Australia or even dispatched from Australia.  Goods produced overseas and shipped directly to a foreign country can comply for EMDG purposes! Similarly goods and services provided in Australia to tourist are also eligible exports and may be eligible for a grant. International patent and trademark expenses are also claimable.

First time claims can include eligible expenses for the last 2 financial years with only the one deductible of $5,000.

The Export Market Development Grant Scheme (EMDG) is designed to assist businesses develop export markets. Businesses that can demonstrate a realistic chance of export success are reimbursed up to 50% of their eligible export promotional expenses to a maximum of $150,000 pa.

Eligibility is limited to Australian-based enterprises that:

  • are promoting the export of goods, services, intellectual property or know-how to the benefit of the Australian economy;
  • spend at least $15,000 on eligible export promotion per annum (first-time applicants can combine two years’ expenses to meet the $15,000 threshold); and
  • have total business turnover of less than $50 million in the grant year.
Eligible expenses are categorised into nine areas that are:
  • overseas representation;
  • marketing consultants
  • overseas market visits;
  • communications;
  • free samples;
  • trade fairs, public relations, seminars, international forums, private exhibitions and in store promotions.
  • promotional material and advertising
  • overseas buyers visits
  • patents and trademarks
Only expenses in the nine categories of eligible expenditure may be claimed.
The main exclusions include:

  • sales related expenses;
  • capital costs;
  • reimbursed expenses; and
  • costs related to trade with New Zealand, North Korea and Iran.
  • the GST component of incurred expenses cannot be claimed under EMDG.
Pattens Group have been claiming EMDG for over 30 years.  We know how to secure the maximum grant for you business.
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