Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA)

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The EMIA scheme develops export markets for South African products and services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into the country. The purpose of assistance under the EMIA scheme is to partially compensate exporters for costs incurred in respect of activities aimed at developing export markets for South African products & services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into South Africa.

Individual Participation Incentive Schemes

  • Individual Exhibition Participation: exhibition costs, including rental of exhibition space, construction of stand, interpretation fees, internet connection, telephone installation and registration fees up to a maximum of R45 000
  • Primary Market Research & Foreign Direct Investment: exporters will be compensated for costs incurred recruiting new Foreign Direct Investment into South Africa through personal contact by visiting potential investors in foreign countries
  • Individual Inward Missions: assistance under this scheme is extended towards capacity building and skills transfer

Group Participation Incentive Schemes

(Group Inward Buying & Group Inward Investment Missions, National   Pavilions, Outward Selling Mission Assistance & Outward Investment Mission Assistance)

The following enterprises qualify for assistance on condition that have been operating and trading for more than one financial year:

  • South African product manufacturers
  • South African export trading houses representing at least three SMMEs or HDI owned businesses
  • South African commission agents representing at least three SMMEs or HDI owned businesses
  • South African Export Councils, Industry Associations and Joint Action Groups representing at least five South African entities

Entities in the following service sectors:

  • Capital equipment services
  • Consulting engineering services
  • Civil engineering contractors
  • Film production
  • Pre-qualified Tourism services, only for Investment purposes excluding real estate agents
  • Pre-qualified ICT services
  • Business Process Outsourcing services

The content in this article has been provided by the Department of Trade and Industry.

About the dti:

The vision of the dti is one of "A dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens".

The dti's mission is to:

  • Promote structural transformation, towards a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy;
  • Provide a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment, conducive to investment, trade and enterprise development;
  • Broaden participation in the economy to strengthen economic development; and
  • Continually improve the skills and capabilities of the dti to effectively deliver on its mandate and respond to the needs of South Africa's economic citizens.

For more information, contact:

Website: https://memsa.org.za/emia/

Tel: 012 394 1038 (Busisiwe Radebe) OR 012 394 1035 (Judy Snyman)

Email: BRadebe@thedti.gov.za OR JSnyman@thedti.gov.za

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