PUBLISHED: 8 APRIL 2020
This page provides some information to help Victorian exporters during the coronavirus pandemic.
Australian Government loans for exporters
From 15 April, the Australian Government is providing access to loans of between $250,000 and $50 million to exporters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
For further information see the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment's press release or Export Finance Australia.
The Australian Government has issued a ban on exporting essential goods like disposable gloves and gowns, goggles and hand sanitiser.
The prohibition applies only when the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Declaration 2020 is in force.
Find out more on the Australian Border Force website.
$110 million for international freight assistance
On 1 April, the Australian Government announced measures to help secure freight access for Australian agriculture and fisheries exporters.
Increased funding for the Export Market Development Grants
The Australian Government also announced on 1 April increased funding for the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG). Funding for the scheme will increase by $49.8 million in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.
Find out more by visiting the Austrade website.
Global Victoria's website for Victorian exporters
Global Victoria's website provides further information so that Victorian exporters can plan, prepare and mitigate any potential impacts from the coronavirus pandemic.
Find out more by visiting Global Victoria's website.