Posted  11 Jun, 2018 
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Funding to help export-ready Alberta companies access new international markets

Overview

The Export Support Fund eases the cost of exporting for Alberta’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by reimbursing up to 50% for a select range of approved export activities, such as:

  • registration at select tradeshows
  • specific travel costs
  • accommodation in a standard room
  • translation of marketing materials

The Export Support Fund supports companies as they look to enter a new international market or a country that currently represents up to 10% of their sales from the previous year. For China and the United States of America, the threshold is 15% of total annual sales. It is open to activities in all countries, provided Canada has not imposed trade or economic sanctions that apply to the proposed activities in a given country.

Companies may also be eligible for funding under the Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program to assist with the development of a targeted international market strategy focused on one country.

Important information

  • Market entry plans deemed inadequate will be grounds for rejection. See the Government of Alberta’s Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program or the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service’s Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting if assistance is required.
  • Applicants are expected to provide reasonable, economy airfare estimates in their application and that take into account advance booking, where possible.
  • Companies are responsible for clearly showing all calculations pertaining to project(s) on financial summaries upon return.
  • The Government of Alberta may request additional documents, including but not limited to company financials, to verify information provided in the application.

Click here to learn more about funding, eligibility, and how to apply.


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