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Exporting: the basics

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for exporters

  • You may be eligible for Trade and Investment Queensland's Market Ready initiative if your business has been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). The initiative includes:
    • tailored export advice to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) on leveraging opportunities in the Chinese online market
    • support for brand development by providing market intelligence and expert advice for exporters entering new markets
    • hosting China market development forums to provide practical export advice.
  • On 1 April 2020, the Australian Government announced an increase in funding for the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme. Allowing exporters and small- and medium-sized businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.

Global markets are vital to Queensland businesses. Every year, overseas trade and investment helps generate jobs and billions of dollars for our state economy. In fact, 1 in 5 jobs - 1 in 4 in the regions - is trade-related.

Growing your business through exporting:

  • gives you access to a larger pool of customers
  • spreads your risk
  • reduces your dependence on the Australian market.

To find out if exporting is right for your business, you need to thoroughly research your options. It takes time and resources to develop export markets.

If you are ready to export, you need to research how foreign markets work and how your business can successfully trade with these environments.

A wide range of assistance, specialist advice and education programs are available to help you make the most of global markets.

This guide gives you information about exporting.