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AusTrade to Brief Industry on Grant Funding

AusTrade to Brief Industry on Grant Funding

26th Sep 18

Summary —

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AusTrade) is holding an information webinar about how Australia’s dental product manufacturers can access the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

Austrade, the Australian Government’s export promotion agency, administers the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) Scheme. The EMDG Scheme, which has been operating for over forty years, supports Australian exporters to in developing 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. An eligible applicant can receive up to eight grants in total which can include the following marketing activities:

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

The EMDG Scheme is the keystone of the Australian Government’s export promotion assistance programme. To assist Australian businesses that export dental products, AusTrade is holding a free information webinar on Thursday October 4 at 2:00 pm. The webinar will include advice on how to make the best use of the EMDG Scheme. To participate in this webinar, please visit the link below:

AusTrade EMDG Scheme Webinar

2:00 pm
Thursday October 4

Australian dental product exporters that are considering exhibiting products at the upcoming IDS Cologne from 12 to 16 March 2019, may wish to take advantage of the scheme. In certain circumstances the grant may also be available to your business if you are attending these exhibitions but not exhibiting.

To deliver an exclusive benefit to its members, ADIA has partnered with Mitchell & Co Chartered Accountants who are Australia’s leading firm that provides consulting services for the EMDG scheme. The consultants at Mitchell & Co can leverage their considerable knowledge and experience with the scheme to assist Australian dental product exporters in making best use of the scheme. ADIA members receive an exclusive discount on Mitchell & Co’s already competitive agreed fee rate. To access this benefit contact ADIA by email at or call 1300 943 094

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 ADIA policy team via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

Currency Of Information & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 26 September 2018 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here. 

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