Export Market Development Grant Scheme—2015 Review
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the 2015 Review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme and is pleased to have the opportunity to put forward a submission to the reviewer, Mr Michael Lee.
The ECA understands that the purpose of this Review is to make recommendations about the future scope of the EMDG scheme. The ECA strongly supports the EMDG scheme, which since its introduction in 1974, has proven itself to be one of the most effective industry stimulus initiatives ever introduced by the Federal Government. The ECA (previously AIEx) is a long-time supporter of the scheme and has on numerous occasions provided submissions and evidence to government to support the scheme, especially given the positive impact EMDG has on Australian exporters.
The ECA, through the AIEx, was a major contributor to the last formal review of the scheme in 2008.
The ECA, therefore, rejects the recommendation of the 2014 Commission of Audit to discontinue the scheme and refers to the ECA’s 2013 and 2014 Trade Policy
Recommendations where its support and recommendations for the scheme are clearly articulated.
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"Our mission is to connect Australia and Japan – by using our local knowledge to service clients in the Asia Pacific region that we can grow with. This
allows us to develop cross-cultural marketing solutions that are mutually beneficial, both for our Australian and international partners. Being a part
of the ECA has been an important asset to our growth; setting a high bar to reach for, providing a valuable network, introducing us to new leads and
informing us of changing trends. We look forward to continuing to be the specialists in anything Japan-related and are proud to be associated with
Down Under Enterprises grows, produces, exports, and markets traceable and sustainable native Australian essential oils and botanicals. We source from their farm, Buhlambar, and also from small growers across Australia.
Founded in 1991 in a spare bedroom to sell Tea Tree Oil from Dee-Ann’s parents’ farm, Down Under Enterprises has since grown to support over three dozen Australian farming families.