The Free Trade Agreement Market Entry (FTA-ME) Grant is now open for applications but closes at 6pm AEDT on 16 January 2019.
This Grant program forms the second phase of FTA grants work, aligning with the Government’s existing FTA advocacy and outreach objectives. The first phase, which focused on delivering technical training to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), was conducted under the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider (FTA-TP) Grant — no further FTA-TP rounds will be conducted.
The Free Trade Agreement Market Entry (FTA-ME) Grant, which forms the second phase of the Government’s FTA advocacy and outreach, will assist eligible organisations deliver market entry strategies aimed at helping Australian SMEs and stakeholders access FTA target markets with confidence. Eligible markets under the FTA-ME Grant include China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. The grant is open to the following type of organisations:
- member-based business organisations located in Australia such as chambers of commerce and industry, bilateral business councils and chambers or peak industry/business associations
- Universities and their associated Institutes and TAFE Colleges.
Individual companies cannot apply.
The program is competitive and merit based.