Export grants up to $30K to access Asia

Grants have opened for businesses seeking to export into Asian markets.

The sixth round of the State Government’s Access Asia Business Grants (AABG) program is accepting applications from a total investment of $360,000.

Cat Lai Port at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Recipients can use funding, of up to $30,000, for activities including:

  • Adopt new business models to expand market share
  • Scope new supply or value chains
  • Develop export plans
  • Develop new partnerships through specialist in-market support and services
  • Increase innovation in logistics and supply chain models
  • Scope new e-commerce models and digital platforms
  • Gather in-market intelligence to capture new opportunities
  • Develop new marketing collateral for Asian markets.

“Supporting local businesses to expand is an important part of our plan to create local jobs and diversify our economy,” says Premier Roger Cook.

“The Access Asia Business Grants are a great way for WA businesses to expand their reach and export their products and services into ever expanding Asian markets.

“So far 80 local businesses and organisations have taken advantage of the AABG since 2019 and I encourage any who are thinking of applying to submit their applications as soon as they can.”

Proposed projects must fall under at least one of the Diversify WA priority sectors of energy; tourism, events and creative industries; international education; defence industries; mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS); space industries; health and medical life sciences; and primary industries.

Recipients need to provide a net co-cash contribution at a ratio of at least 20:80 applicant-to-State Government funding.

Round six applications close March 15.

If you are looking for support or advice in business, investment or trade, contact our experienced International Trade and Investment Centre team at [email protected].

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