2020-2021 EMDG Applications to be the last lodged by Export Grant Professionals.

Export Grant Professionals has lodged EMDG applications with Austrade on behalf of Australian exporters for 23 years, but the 2020-2021 EMDG applications to be lodged by February 28, 2022 will be the last lodged by Export Grant Professionals.
Applicants looking to lodge an EMDG application with Austrade for the 2021-2022 year must submit a 'Plan to Market' with Austrade by November 30, 2021 to be eligible. Export Grant Professionals will not be preparing 'Plan to Market' plans on behalf of applicants.  Potential applicants should contact another EMDG consultant as soon as possible to begin the process. 
I am happy to recommend Erik Anderson of Grant Central with whom I have collaborated on EMDG matters for close on 20 years . A list of further EMDG consultants that have meant the requirements of the Austrade Quality Incentive Program can be found on the Austrade website.

Are you eligible for The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)?

The Export Market Development Grant is a key Australian Government financial assistance program administered by Austrade for the purpose of supporting Australian exporters.
Export Grant Professionals have been assisting Australian exporters in the preparation, lodgment and review process required to access the Export Market Development Grant since 1999.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist you in accessing the grant to help you market to your international clients and grow your business.

Are you an innovative Australian business looking to develop new products, technologies or methods of production?

The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&D) is a program administered jointly by the ATO and Ausindustry to assist in offsetting some of the costs of eligible R & D.
Export Grant Professionals have been assisting Australian businesses in the preparation, lodgment and review process required to access the R & D Tax Incentive since 2010.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist you in accessing the R & D Tax Incentive to help you grow your business.

EMDG Update: 5 July 2021.

The EMDG scheme will for expenses incurred in the 2020-2021 financial year operate under the same EMDG scheme legislation that has been in place previously and with applications able to be lodged from 1 July 2021. The expenditure that can be claimed and the process remains the same as in previous years. Contact us to begin your application or if you have any questions.
Major Changes to EMDG
EMDG will from July 1, 2021 operate under rules and guidelines and that are very different to what has been in place for many years. Export marketing expenses incurred in the 2021-2022 financial year if eligible will be claimed under the new scheme. 
Austrade last week released the guidelines under which the new EMDG scheme will operate. At this point the main point of difference that potential applicants must take into account is that the scheme will be based on Pre-Approval. That is, that a marketing expenditure plan needs to be submitted and approved by Austrade before expenditure is incurred for it to be eligible for EMDG. 
The marketing plan must be submitted between August 16 and November 30, 2021. In February, having reviewed all applicant marketing plans Austrade will notify applicants of approval and the approved grant amount.
The grant will not be paid until the end of the financial year once expenses have been incurred and can be substantiated. Similar to the previous EMDG scheme.
This is very different to the current scheme which simply operates on a reimbursement of expenses incurred in a financial year that fit within the different prescribed marketing categories listed on the following pages of this website.
Please check back for changes to the EMDG scheme as these will be posted as they become known.

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