AMTIL has received a $1.5 million grant through the SME Export Hubs initiative, which was announced in the 2018 federal budget.
The grant was announced by the industry minister Karen Andrews this morning. According to a statement from Andrews, the grant would help small and medium enterprises through developing an export strategy, based on local strengths.
The Export Hubs program provides grants between $150,000 and $1.5 million, which successful applicants must at least match through project costs. The program, launched in September last year, would establish hubs as “business-to-business networks” assisting SMEs to “harness opportunities in global marketplaces” and with things such as market intelligence and exposure to global supply chains. There would be a particular focus on countries where free trade agreements had been signed in recent years.