EMDG Newsletter – August 2022

Everybody has a database and newsletter that they send out to clients.

Sometimes the information means something, sometimes it does not.

This one is of course about EMDG and looming cut-off dates for lodgment to either apply for Round 2 – 2023 grant offer or to submit a milestone report to get your 2022 grant payment – cash in the bank.

Different horses for different courses.

You only need worry about one of the deadlines not both or not all.

If you have already been in contact with us, then this broadcast email it not for you. It’s a whole of database approach to make sure no one misses out.

We explain things in more detail.

EMDG Round 2 – 2023 applications and Beyond

This if you are not already in the EMDG system at this time (i.e. we have lodged an EMDG Round 1 2022 application, see the note below) and you think you will have overseas marketing expenditure this current financial year or in future years, then you need to get your skates on.

If you have not already contacted us, please email/phone us now!

The lodgment date for such applications is 3.30pm SA time (yes that is right) on Wednesday August 17th, 2022.

We are cutting off acceptance of any new application work on Friday 5th of August at 5.00pm.

If you do not lodge an application, you will then have to wait for Round 3 which will cover marketing costs from July 1, 2023 – that is next financial year.

EMDG Round 1 – 2022

This about step 3 of the grant process – the milestone report to get you paid.

We have submitted quite a few already. We are working on many more now and have other clients still to provide us some initial information so we can get started.

An email was sent out by Austrade to you some weeks back telling you to lodge your milestone report. This was bit confusing, as it did not explain things fully. It was sent to everyone, including clients who use a lodgment agent like us.

You will get another one next week or so. In addition, may have just got an invite to an online seminar on the same topic, you can ignore it.

You do not have to lodge your milestone report yourself. That’s what we do as part of our fee.

We must submit your milestone report by Tuesday 30th of August 2022.

Once we have submitted the Milestone report, you will receive an email from EMDG Sydney advising “you will be paid 14 days after receipt and assessment by Austrade”

In reality, you are in fact to get paid “14 days after assessment” by Austrade.

No milestone reports have been paid to date Australia wide. We submitted our 1st milestone report on July 1 and it is still unpaid.

We expect funds to start following in August – fingers crossed.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Stuart & team

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