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2015-2016 EMDG Applications closing February 28 2017

January 16, 2017
2015-2016 EMDG Applications closing 28 February 2017

With just on 6 weeks remaining until the 28th February 2017 lodgement deadline, time is quickly running out for those exporters wishing to claim marketing expenses for the 2015-2016 year.

To ensure applicants are able to meet the lodgement deadline it is important that exporters wishing to lodge an application contact an Austrade approved grant consultant such as Export Grant Professionals as soon as possible. Other consultant contact details can be found at




About Export Grant Professionals

Export Grant Professionals has since 1999 assisted clients from Melbourne to Cooktown across a wide variety of industries access the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) administered by Austrade.

These industries include :




Manufactured goods


Agricultural producers (including seafood)


Intellectual property & software design


Professional services


Registered Training Organisations and other education providers.


Sebby Zappulla became Principal Consultant in 2001. We are members of the Export Consultants Association. Through our attendance of the associations and Austrade training days we are able to ensure our clients are kept informed of changes to legislation and its impact on their business.


We work with you to plan your export marketing activities to ensure you maximise your EMDG claim.

In 2010 a collaborative relationship began with Mr Chris Buck of the Australian Export & Industrialisation Corporation Pty Ltd in the preparation of Research & Development Tax Concession and the Research & Development Tax Incentive applications on behalf of clients.

The information provided on this website is generic in nature due to the wide diversity of businesses that operate in the export and research sector. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how the Export Market Development Grant or the R & D Tax Incentive could benefit your business.


What is the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)?


Australian exporters selling Australian goods and services to non-residents may be entitled to access export grant funds (EMDG) from Austrade (Australian Trade Commission) which will assist them to market and promote their goods and services overseas. In certain situations goods produced overseas may comply with requirements for eligibility for EMDG.


The EMDG scheme provides a reimbursement of approximately 50% of the eligible marketing expenditure incurred to a maximum of $150,000 per year.


EMDG is a non competitive grant program. This means that if you are eligible and make an application you will receive a grant.


Applications can be lodged between 1st of July 2016 and February 28 2017 for the clients of consultants such as Export Grant Professionals who have been approved by Austrade for extended lodgement. Self lodged applications and those prepared by other consultants not approved for extended lodgement must be lodged by 30 November 2016.


What is the R & D Tax Incentive Incentive?


It is the Australian Government's principal measure to encourage industry investment in research and development. It is a market driven program that aims to deliver economy wide benefits to Australia by boosting company competiveness and improved productivity. It is not industry specific.


The R & D Tax Concession is jointly administered by Ausindustry and the Australian Taxation Office.