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Support your local Hunter Valley Wine Industry for its 2022 Vintage

After surviving record long droughts, bushfires, smoke taint, and ongoing effects of COVID-19, Hunter Valley Wine Country faces yet another challenging vintage. While staff shortages are impacting all industries, the lack of available workers for vintage 2022 is concerning for the Hunter Valley wine industry, due to the time sensitive constraints in harvesting the grapes….

NSW Export Capability Building Workshop

NSW Export Capability Building workshop is aimed at businesses seeking to initiate export activities, or export-ready businesses looking to consolidate their knowledge and maximise long-term export gains. Given the challenges of COVID-19 and the changing international landscape it is more important than ever to be prepared for what lies ahead. This Introduction to exporting workshop…

Growing and diversifying Australia’s exports

Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in global markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises to market and promote their goods and services internationally. From 1 July 2021 EMDG is operating as a forward-looking grant program, allowing grant recipients to plan their marketing and promotional activities with…

e-Commerce Strategy Development Workshop Series

For NSW businesses, selling online gives access to new customers and markets without many of the challenges, risks and expenses of establishing a physical presence. To harness the opportunity to export products or services, businesses need to develop a strategy to improve their e-commerce and online sales channels. NSW businesses are invited to participate in…

Going Global Program

dfghjkdgjsfghfskg The NSW Government has launched the new Going Global Program, which has been designed specifically to help exporters to expand internationally. If you are a small to medium sized business, are export capable or ready and looking to start exporting or diversifying into new export markets you may be eligible to apply for this…

Export assistance grants of up to $10,000 now available

Would you like financial assistance with export costs? Are you currently exporting or were you exporting prior to the impacts of COVID-19, bushfires or drought?  Do you have a minimum of three full time equivalent employees? Applications for the NSW Government Export Assistance Grants are open. The $10 million NSW Government Export Assistance Grants scheme…

COVID-19 impact survey for local businesses

  Recently, Workskil Cessnock formed a working committee to discuss the impacts caused by COVID-19 and the effects the JobKeeper subsidy has had on businesses in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). Our region has been hit hard over the past six months from prolonged drought, the devastating bushfire season, smoke taint and now the…

NSW Government Export Support Package

The NSW Government is launching a range of support measures for NSW businesses at each stage of their export journey. The package includes a range of financial and non-financial assistance, export capability-building and tailored engagement with our trade professionals in NSW and overseas. The Export Assistance Grant program aims to assist NSW businesses recover from drought,…

NSW businesses to receive a boost from Export Assistance Program

NSW small and medium exporters will benefit from almost $13 million in support programs aimed at creating jobs and supporting the regions, including a $10,000 Exporter Assistance Grant. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro announced the Government was investing in the regions and reinvigorating export industries impacted by COVID-19….

First it was “Champagne,” now other foodstuffs to be renamed

Calling food and beverages produced in Australia by European names could be a thing of the past if the European Union (EU) has anything to say about it.   It started with champagne, now members of the EU want to review a long list of product names in the lead up to the Free Trade…

Cellar door and wine export grants available

Cellar Door and Wine Export Grants now open

Wine Tourism and Cellar Door grants Applications have opened for Wine Australia’s Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grants program for 2019. To be eligible you must produce wine in Australia, sell wine domestically, and have a cellar door. Eligible wine producers will receive an annual grant of up to $100,000 to optimise visitors’ experiences at…

Tourism export workshop in Lovedale

A workshop on exporting tourism to the international travel trade will be held in Lovedale on August 26. The practical Inbound Strategy Workshop is being hosted by Destination NSW and is designed to provide tourism businesses, such as tours, attractions and accommodation, with the necessary steps to develop and sell export-ready tourism products. This workshop…