Export Marketing Investment Assistance by EDC

The Export Marketing Investment Assistance (EMIA) programme has been developed to promote and develop existing and new exporters in South Africa.

A range of incentive benefits is available to eligible companies through primary market research and foreign direct investment.

A cash incentive may be claimed in respect of individual exhibition event participation where costs may be claimed in respect of:

  • Sample transportation
  • Exhibition rental space
  • Stand construction
  • Telephone and Internet fees
  • Economy class air ticket
  • Exhibition stand setup fees.

Other eligible costs under the EMIA include:

  • Daily subsistence allowance
  • Marketing material costs
  • Patent registration costs.

The application is required to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the applicable event.

Export Marketing Investment