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For Manufacturers — EMDG Grant Assistance

Australia’s dental product manufacturers are able to access the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme, an Australian Government initiative that provides financial support for business exploring overseas market development.

Members of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) that export products and services overseas are not only eligible for the grant, but are able to access discounted professional assistance in making EMDG scheme applications.

The EMDG scheme encourages Australian exporters to develop overseas markets for goods, services, and intellectual property and know-how, which are manufactured, provided or developed in Australia. The Scheme provides reimbursement of up to approximately 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in the promotion and marketing of goods and services to overseas markets above a $5,000 threshold.

EMDG Eligible Grant Expenditure —

. Overseas representatives and marketing consultants
. Travel costs for marketing purposes
. Product promotion (free samples)
. Trade exhibitions
. Promotional literature and advertising material
. Overseas buyers visiting Australia, trademark and patent registrations

This means that an eligible exporting business can receive up to 50¢ for every dollar they spend above $5,000 on the above export-promoting expenditures. Up to eight grants can be received.

ADIA Member Benefit —
EMDG Grant Consultancy Discounts

ADIA has partnered with Mitchell & Co Chartered Accountants who are Australia’s largest firm that provides consulting services for the EMDG scheme to secure exclusive benefits for its member organisations. ADIA members receive an exclusive discount on their already competitive agreed fee rate.

Mitchell & Co are an approved EMDG grant application consultant in Austrade’s Quality Incentive Program (QIP) and are the largest grant consultant in the country with a proven track record. Services available to ADIA member businesses include determining whether your expenditure is eligible, ensuring that your claim is maximised through their in-depth knowledge of the scheme, in addition to other services.

To access this benefit contact ADIA by email at or call 1300 943 094.

The EMD scheme is of great assistance to Australian dental product manufacturers wishing to participate in the pavilions at the IDS Cologne and IDEM Singapore dental exhibitions. In certain circumstances the grant may also be available to your business if you are attending these exhibitions but not exhibiting.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy, and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the Association's work to support Australian manufacturers looking to develop new export markets, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers' Interest Group and updates are provided at the quarterly ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to support businesses the develop, commercialise and manufacture dental products subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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