Friday 22nd Sep, 2017

Tassie government announces export program

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A ‘MARKET Expansion Program’, aimed at encouraging Tasmanian exporters, has been announced by the state’s government.

Minister for state growth, Matthew Groom, said the government of Premier Will Hodgman was working with producers to help them expand into new international markets.

“I am pleased to announce that the New Market Expansion Program is now open for 2017-18 to support businesses and industry associations to expand their presence in export markets,” Mr Groom said.

“Last year, the government awarded 17 grants under the Program and I would encourage businesses and industry groups to look at how this Program can assist them to break into new export markets.”

Eligible applicants receive a financial rebate to offset marketing costs in international markets such as research, advertising and promotion, as well as attending trade exhibitions.

He said Tasmanian government exports had increased 3% since the Hodgman government took power.

Program applications close on April 30, 2018, or when the funding is fully allocated.

More information is available at State Growth – New Market Expansion Program.

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