Think your company is too small to be an exporter? Well, think again.
Export Market Access: A Global Expansion Program (EMA) is designed to assist small to medium size organizations (SMEs) to access and expand their growth in foreign markets.
If your company has 5 or more employees and annual sales of $500,000 or more, you may qualify for a contribution covering up to 50% of eligible costs incurred to develop export sales. Eligible activities include market research, marketing tools, direct contacts and foreign bidding projects.
To find out if your company qualifies, please review the information on this website.
Export Market Access is an initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, with support and funding from the Government of Ontario.
There are four categories of eligible activities:
- Direct Contacts International trade shows, fairs and exhibits as well as incoming and outgoing missions which are verifiable and supported by a recognized third party such as governments (municipal, provincial and federal) and trade related organizations.
- Marketing Tools Developing promotional materials to be used for increasing awareness of applicant’s activities, and goods and services for potential international buyers and/or foreign audiences to broadly market the applicant’s products.
- Market Research Conducting market research for more precise international market targeting.
- Foreign Bidding Projects This element of EMA is intended for providers of professional services (engineering, consulting, constructions etc.) bidding on foreign projects against foreign competition.
For more information, visit http://exportaccess.ca/en/home.