Export Marketing Investment Assistance

The Export Marketing Investment Assistance (EMIA) programme has been developed to promote and develop existing and new exporters in South Africa.

A range of incentive benefits are available to eligible companies through Primary Market Research and Foreign Direct Investment.

A cash incentive may be claimed in respect of individual exhibition event participation where costs may be claimed in respect of:

  • Sample transportation
  • Exhibition rental space
  • Stand construction
  • Telephone and internet fees
  • Economy class air ticket
  • Exhibition stand set up fees.

Other eligible costs under the EMIA include:

  • a daily subsistence allowance
  • marketing material costs
  • patent registration costs.

Application is required to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the applicable event.


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