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Export market grants closes next month

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In the 2007/08 financial year, more than 4,000 businesses accessed almost $186 million in the Federal Government's Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme and Austrade is encouraging exporters to submit their applications for this year's round of funding. Australian exporters that spend at least $10,000 for eligible export expenses in 2008/09 have until November 30 to apply for an EMDG. "The scheme is designed to encourage new and existing exporters to increase their international marketing.  This has a direct effect on their income," said Ian Chesterfield, Austrade’s general manager for Business Policy & Programs. "For example, EMDG gives exporters the means to attend trade shows in new markets, develop intellectual property, and ultimately engage new staff." Past recipients have come from across Australia, representing a variety of industries. Chesterfield said they report that the EMDG "has been instrumental in allowing them to identify and secure customers in markets that helped grow sales". For information on the EMDG scheme, and for eligibility requirements, see Austrade’s EMDG site.

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