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Free Trade Agreement Market Entry (FTA-ME) Grant

The Free Trade Agreement Market Entry provides organisations with funding to deliver market entry strategies to help small and medium-sized businesses access FTA target markets.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Funding between $20,000 and $80,000.

Who is this for?

Australian organisations.


The Free Trade Agreement Market Entry (FTA–ME) Grant provides funding for Australian member-based business organisations (chambers of commerce, business associations, industry associations, bilateral chambers and peak industry bodies), universities and TAFE colleges to deliver market entry strategies aimed at helping Australian SMEs and stakeholders access FTA target markets.

Eligible markets under the FTA–ME Grant include China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

Grants of $20,000 to $80,000 (excluding GST) are available for a 12 month project.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be:

  • an Australian member-based business organisation, including chambers of commerce and industry, bilateral business councils and chambers or peak industry/business associations
  • a University or an associated Institute or a TAFE College.

Individual companies cannot apply.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at FTA Market Entry Grant.

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