The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.
In April 2019, the Federal Government announced an increase in funding for the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme. Funding for the scheme will increase by $60 million over three years from 2019–20. The funding boost is designed to help Australian companies get more exposure in international markets, allowing them to develop brand recognition and form relationships with potential customers. Last year more than 3,500 small and medium enterprises accessed the EMDG scheme, generating exports of $3.8 billion.