ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

2018 Budget — Exporters Assistance


The Government will maintain $137.9 million funding of the Export Market Development Grant Scheme for 2018-19 and has projected that it will maintain this level of funding across forward estimates until 2021-22.

This is a vital commitment as the continuation of the scheme, which benefits Australian exporters, is contingent upon annual funding arrangements from the Government.

The EDM grant scheme is administered by Austrade and 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 approximately up 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in the promotion and marketing of goods and services to overseas markets above a $5,000 threshold. The types of eligible expenditure are set out below:

EMDG Eligible Claims Exporters Can Make —

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

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

This update was issued on 8 May 2018 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy (including passage of the supporting legislation through the parliament) and also compliance obligations. It is recommended that expert advice be sought before taking action based upon the information presented here.

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 ensure that the initiatives within the 2018 Australian Government budget support the dental industry, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-TCPC Trade & Commercial Policy Committee.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to ensure that the Australian Government budget supports the dental industry, 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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