The independent review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme and Australian Government Financial Assistance to SME exporters (the Review) has commenced its public consultation process.
The Review is being conducted by Ms Anna Fisher (Co-Owner, Zonte’s Footstep), who will examine how the Australian Government can best provide financial assistance to help SME exporters to promote their products and services overseas and enter new export markets. This is a key pillar in implementing the Government’s agenda to increase the number of exporters by 10,000 over the next three years and create an additional 250,000 trade related jobs over the next five years.
While the Government boosted the EMDG scheme by $60 million in the 2019-20 budget, the scheme has not seen significant reform in over 40 years. The Review will consider how Government can make it easier and simpler for businesses to access support, consistent with the Government’s commitment to streamline service delivery.
Have your say
Businesses and interested parties are invited to participate, either at the face to face consultations held in a number of locations around Australia, via webinars hosted by Mrs Fisher, or by making an online submission.
- Register to attend one of the face-to-face consultation sessions, see event information below.
- Make an online submission. Online submissions close at 5.00pm (ASDT) on 11 November 2019.
- To indicate your interest in joining a webinar please send an email to 2019Review@austrade.gov.au.
This is your opportunity to have your say!
EMDG REVIEW 2019 face-to-face consultations
|21 October 2019||Adelaide, South Australia||1:00pm – 2:30pm||Event information|
|23 October 2019||Brisbane, Queensland||12:00pm – 1:30pm||Event information|
|28 October 2019||Sydney, New South Wales||3:00pm – 4:30pm||Event information|
|29 October 2019||Sydney, New South Wales||11:00pm – 12:30pm||Event information|
|4 November 2019||Melbourne, Victoria||8:30am – 10:00am||Event information|
|4 November 2019||Melbourne, Victoria||1:00pm – 2:30pm||Event information|
|5 November 2019||Perth, Western Australia||11:00am – 12:30pm||Event information|
Extract from the Austrade website – CLICK HERE to go to original document