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Grant assistance for local exporters

Last updated: 12.45pm 17 June 2020 

The NSW Government has announced a new $10,000 grant for exporting businesses who have been
impacted by COVID-19. 

Up to 1,000 Export Assistance Grants will be allocated to businesses who require help accessing new markets or re-entering old ones they were forced to leave due to the impact of coronavirus.

The grants are part of a $12.8 million package designed to help businesses in New South Wales recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. 

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro said: “We know many of our regional exporters and communities have been doing it tough over the past few months, with disruptions to freight channels and reduction in others.”

“Our new $12.8 million package is designed to unlock the regions and boost international trade once again, making it easier to get exporters from paddock to port and plate.” 

Matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the grant will focus on export marketing and development activities, including:

  • market research
  • participation in international tradeshows and trade missions
  • inbound business support
  • e-commerce development
  • marketing materials.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said of the package: “Our global intentions are more important than ever as we set the state up for dynamic recovery.”

“Exports accounted for approximately 14% of the state economy before COVID-19 so it’s crucial we defend our international trading position and maintain contact with key markets.”  

For more information on the grant and how to register, visit the NSW Government’s website.

We will continue to update this page as more information on export assistances becomes available, both in New South Wales and interstate.

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