If you missed the deadline for your 2019-20 year EMDG claim , it is still possible to submit your application using an approved EMDG consultant who can lodge a claim on your behalf.
Treadstone has approved consultants ready to help you. Our closing date is 2rd March 2021.
But dont leave it till the last minute.
Don’t miss out on your Export Grant?
Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) are administered by Austrade, on behalf of the federal government.
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.
COVID Affected businesses can still claim
Promotional activities that have been impacted by COVID-19 (such as trade show cancellations), will be treated as having taken place and therefore, any incurred expenses will be eligible for EMDG reimbursement in 2019–20 and 2020–21.
The Government has also waived the export performance test for those applying for a grant for the 2019–20 grant year, from July 1 2020. Any business which has incurred eligible EMDG expenses for promotional activities in 2019–20 will be able to seek reimbursement for 50% of these expenses without the Export Performance Test applying.
This is in recognition that many exporters would have spent more on marketing expenses with the expectation they would see export income high enough to meet the export performance test.
Eligibility – who can access this grant?
To qualify for an EMDG grant, your business must have promoted your product for export and your product must be one of the following:
- a good made in Australia
- a good made outside Australia where Australia will derive a significant net benefit from its sale overseas (see the EMDG guide to exports (PDF) for more information)
- all services except those specified as ineligible in the EMDG Regulations
- a tourism service (including accommodation, passenger transport or tours)
- a conference or event held in Australia
- an intellectual property right that mainly resulted from work done in Australia (see IP registration and insurance(PDF) for more information)
- a trademark that was owned, assigned or first used in Australia
- know-how that mainly resulted from work done in Australia
How do I apply?
Treadstone has approved EMDG Quality Incentive Program (QIP) consultants who can lodge a claim on your behalf until midnight Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) 2 March 2021.
We provide expert advice and deliver professional grant applications.
Allow us to manage this aspect of your business while you stay focussed on your core business.
Treadstone is an experienced, outcome focused business with a proven track record of success since 2008.
Call us to find out what other grants you may be eligible for on 03 9008 5937 or email.