EMDG Funding

In the last three years EMDG applicants have not always received their grant amount in full because of limited funds in the EMDG pool  – currently fixed at $137.9M.  We are encouraging the federal government to fully fund the EMDG program so that exporters will have surety in the amount of rebate to be received enabling more accurate budgeting and confidence when planning future marketing strategies.

To ensure that EMDG continues to provide Australian exporters with funding assistance in the future write to the Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment ( [email protected] ) as well as your local MP encouraging them to add additional funds to the pool.    You may also wish to send a prebudget submission to https://consult.treasury.gov.au/budget-policy-division/2019-20-pre-budget-submissions/ which closes on 28th of February.

The government is promoting their credentials in jobs and growth and exporters are a big part of this picture so your voice should be heard.  

Export Solutions have written a number of letters to ministers as well as a pre-budget submission and these can be found at the below links.   We are also aware a number of individual exporters and industry bodies have already written to government calling for additional funding which is positive, but the more the better.

You are welcome to read and use any parts of these correspondences below in your own submissions.

Export Solutions 2019 Pre Budget Submission – click here

Export Solutions Letters to Government:

  • Export Solutions letter to The Hon. Scott Morrison MP – click here
  • Export Solutions letter to The Hon. Simon Birmingham – click here
  • Export Solutions letter to The Hon. J Frydenberg – click here
  • Export Solutions letter to The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP – click here
  • Export Solutions letter to The Hon. Michaelia Cash – click here

Export Solutions Letters to Government 2018:

Post-budget responses from the Federal Government
Steven Ciobo (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment)

Pre-budget responses from the Federal Government
Steven Ciobo (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment)
Julie Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)

Export Solutions Letters to the Federal Government                                                                             
Responding Letter to the Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment
Letter to the Prime Minister of Australia
Initial letter to the Minster for Trade, Tourism & Investment
Second letter to the Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment
Letter to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Letter to the Treasurer
Letter to the Minister for Jobs and Innovation
Letter to the Minister for Education and Training
Letter to the Minister for Finance
Letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Letter to the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

News
Austrade News Article – Popularity of EMDG continues to grow
Financial Review Article – R&D reform ‘should aid exporters’
Financial Review Article – ‘National missions’ set to reboot Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda

2015 EMDG Review
2015 Review of the Export Market Development Grants scheme
Recommendations from Mr Michael Lee