The Shadow Minister for Trade, the Hon. Warren Truss, launched the Coalition Government’s Trade Policy themed – Restoring Support for Australian Exporters at an Australian Institute of Export (AIEx) breakfast this week in Brisbane.
The key announcement was the Coalition’s election promise to restore the $50 million funding shortfall to the Austrade administered Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) and restoring the EMDG cap to $200 million effective from 1 July 2011.
The Australian Institute of Export (AIEx) have been mounting a substantial campaign against the Government’s decision to reduce EMDG which has resulted in a multi-million dollar shortfall in the EMDG Scheme..
For a copy of Minister Truss’s speech CLICK HERE