Online export sales – how can EMDG help?

For the financial year 2012/13, Australian exports amounted to $301.5b. PayPal Australia has estimated that the value of Australian exports sold over the internet is currently $5.6b and would rise to $15b in 2016. Since 2007/08, total exports have increased by an...

EMDG – the dreaded year three application conundrum

I had a meeting with a new client last week where we discussed an Export Grant situation that many startup company’s find themselves in. The client had a product but the industry that they are in has a long lead time when it comes to getting a purchase order and...

Deadline for Self Prepared EMDG applications

December 2 Monday 2nd of December 2013 Monday the 2nd of December 2013 is the deadline for self prepared Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) applicants. Certain EMDG consultants have been approved by Austrade to lodge applications until Friday the 28th of February...

I had an EMDG audit that didn’t go well – what next?

Austrade undertakes a risk assessment on all EMDG applications received. If you are a First Time Applicant (FTA), there is a very strong likelihood that you will get a visit or at the very least, a phone call. FOR FTAs, this interaction with Austrade is to enable them...

EMDG and Section 94

I had a phone call a while back from a colleague who had a client that had used up his full allotment of seven EMDG grants. At the time of writing this post, this was the maximum number of applications that an applicant could get paid. The client was looking for ways...

Consultants – a necessary evil?

One of the questions that I have been asked a number of times by potential grant applicants in my over 10 years of consulting work is whether they should be using a consultant to help them with their EMDG  and R&D Tax Incentive applications. In fact this question...