I have been advised by Austrade that your organisation recently
received a grant under the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
Austrade determined the amount of your grant after assessment of
your organisation's grant application in accordance with the provisions
of the EMDG Act 1997. I understand that Austrade has already forwarded
details of its grant amount calculations to you.
As the Minister responsible for the EMDG scheme, I would like to
congratulate you on your success in receiving this grant.
The Government strongly supports the EMDG scheme and recently legislated
to extend the scheme for a further five years, as well as to make
a number of improvements to it. Details of these changes can be
found on Austrade's website at http://wwww.austrade.gov.au.
I sincerely hope that the grant will assist you in furthering your
export initiatives, and that it conveys to you in a tangible fashion
the high regard in which both the Government and the Australian
community hold our "export champions".
Minister for Trade