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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.

This is your opportunity to have your say!

EMDG REVIEW 2019 face-to-face consultations

Date Location Time Registration link
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