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Asia Gateway Voucher Stream

Helping Victorian businesses and organisations develop the capabilities and connections they need to access and expand into Asian markets.

Program Overview

Asia Gateway Vouchers are available to help individual Victorian businesses and organisations building their Asia capabilities and grow their export and market development capabilities. 

Boost Your Business Voucher Program Guidelines (PDF 368.14 KB)PDF icon 

Registered Service Providers - Asia Gateway (PDF 256.04 KB)PDF icon 

At a glance

Potential value of support 

Asia Gateway Vouchers offer funding of up to $50,000, on a one-to-one co-contribution basis, to support Victorian businesses and organisations develop and implement market development plans to increased export and business activities with Victoria’s top Asian trading partners. Asia Gateway Voucher Projects will build on the capabilities and connections they need to access and expand into China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. 

Eligibility

Asia Gateway Vouchers are available to small to medium businesses and organisations seeking to increase their export and business activity with an Asian market.

More eligibility criteria 

Eligibility Criteria

Asia Gateway Vouchers are available to small to medium businesses and organisations seeking to increase their export and business activity with an Asian market. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance under the program:

•    Are a business registered in Victoria with an Australian Business Number (ABN);
•    Meet any co-contribution requirements with eligible cash expenditure;
•    Meet all industrial relations obligations as an employer in accordance with the National Employment Standards;
•    Have an operating presence in Victoria;
•    Employ 20 to 200 staff or have an annual turnover of greater than $1.5 million; and
•    Agree to participate in future program evaluation.

NOTE: Commonwealth and State agencies and bodies are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Services

Eligible services under the Asia Gateway Voucher stream come under the overarching umbrella of Market Engagement which will assist companies and organisations to identify and secure Asian market development and export opportunities. Services activities may include:

•    Marketing and Branding Strategy Development
•    Market Development Plan
•    In-Market Support

Note: services that are not viewed as one-on-one, bespoke services to individual Victorian companies or organisations such as group trade missions, delegations, seminars, events, workshops and/or training are not eligible.

What you get

The Asia Gateway Vouchers offer funding of up to $50,000 to support the development and implementation of market development plans to increased export and business activities with key Asian markets.

Assistance is available to help businesses grow their export and market development capability that align to Program objectives:
  • Capitalising on growth opportunities in Asia - Voucher projects will increase immediate to short-term business activities with Asian markets. 
  • Connecting and expanding into Asia – Voucher projects will provide businesses with the know-how, networks and skills for effective access to and expansion into Asian markets.
  • Increased Asia capabilities – Voucher projects will better position businesses and organisations for long term engagement with Asian markets.
Vouchers can be used to access tailored market development services from Registered Service Providers who specialize in Asia capabilities, export and market engagement.

Registered Service Providers will offer business access to the knowledge, expertise, networks and skills they need to effectively engage with Victoria’s top Asian trading markets.

These include:

China
India
Thailand
Singapore
Taiwan
Korea
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Malaysia
Japan
Vietnam

Registered Service Providers

The Registered Service Providers are able to assist you to undertake a Voucher supported project and prepare  a scope of works to support your application.

Please note that the information provided in this list may be subject to change.

Registered Service Providers - Asia Gateway (PDF 256.04 KB)PDF icon 

How to apply

Applicants need to read:

The first round of applications open from 29th January 2018 to 2nd March 2018 and applications can be submitted online during this period.

To get the best results, get in touch with the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15 or email us.
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