Calculating The Export Market Development Grant
How is the the Export Market Grant Calculated?
Through EMDG claimants receive back 50% of the eligible expenditure (up to a maximum of $150,000) above $5,000, although a minimum of $15,000 of marketing expenditure is required. Below is a worked example.
Overseas Representative $35,000
Marketing Consultant $10,000
Trade Show Costs $ 5,000
Promotional Literature $25,000
Total Eligible Expense $90,000
Subtract $5,000 gives $85,000
50% of $85,000 is $42,500. Therefore the approved grant amount is $42,500.
In the 2018-2019 EMDG year grants of up to $40,000 were paid on approval. Any amount above the $40,000 was paid on 6 April 2020.
The initial grant amount to be paid for the 2019-2020 year will be determined shortly and announced by Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham.