Thursday, 19 July 2018 Sydney

Helping Tasmanian exporters find new markets::

Tasmania produces some of the world’s finest premium products, products that help promote our State and our brand.

The Hodgman Government is working with producers to help them expand into new international markets, because growing international markets will grow jobs and investment in Tasmania.

Under the Hodgman Government, exports have increased by three per cent.

To help encourage the continued success of Tasmanian exporters, 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.

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.

Under the program, eligible applicants receive a financial rebate to offset the costs of marketing activities in international markets such as market research, advertising and promotion, and attending trade exhibitions.

The Hodgman Government is backing local exporters to continue to grow, invest and create more jobs for Tasmanians.

Applications for the New Market Expansion Program close on 30 April 2018 or when funding is fully allocated.

Further information is available at State Growth - New Market Expansion Program.