The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) program is an Australian Government incentive to support current and aspiring exporters. If you are a first-time applicant, the grant program will reimburse roughly 50% of eligible expenses paid between 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019.
However, the EMDG scheme closed to self-lodgers and non-approved consultants on Tuesday 2 December 2019. Don’t worry though, Glasshouse Advisory has Austrade approved EMDG consultants who can prepare and lodge your EMDG application until 3 March 2020.
Glasshouse Advisory’s consultants will assess your eligibility, review your overseas marketing activities and the documentation that you have retained to put together a comprehensive audit-ready submission. With an adjustment rate of less than 5%, you can be sure that your EMDG claim will be maximised, supported and defended by lodging with us.
If you are an Australian exporter, or a business developing an export market for IP, goods or services, the EMDG scheme will allow you to access a cash refund of up to $150,000 per grant period, for up to 8 grant applications.
The type of costs that can be claimed under the EMDG scheme include your spend on overseas marketing trips, advertising, trade fairs, marketing consultants, overseas representatives, providing free samples, bringing overseas potential buyers to Australia and overseas intellectual property costs.
Contact Glasshouse Advisory’s EMDG team who can discuss the program further with you and how we can assist you in accessing the EMDG program.