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Limitation of assistance provided

Applications under the EMIA Scheme are limited to the following:

  • Assistance for individual participation in respect of Individual Exhibitions, Primary Market Research, Foreign Direct Investment and Individual Inward Bound Missions, is limited as follows per calendar year:
    • R 200,000 per HDI entities
    • R 180,000 per SMME entities
    • R 90,000 per Other sized entities
  • Participation in countries which are members of the South African Customs Union (Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Namibia) is excluded from EMIA assistance.
  • EMIA incentives are not available for events taking place in the period 10 December up to and including 10 January of each year.
  • Only one representative per business will qualify for support. The representative should be a senior executive and have the authority to conclude contracts on behalf of the firm.
  • Assistance under EMIA will be restricted to exporters or export agents for the export of value-added products that will enhance the export capacity of South Africa. A product must have a local content of at least 35% to qualify for assistance.
  • EMIA applicants must disclose information on related parties where the one party can exercise 'significant/insignificant/substantial/insubstantial influence' over another party in making financial and operating decisions or can exercise control or joint control over the other party. Assistance to these parties is to the sole discretion of the Adjudication Board.
  • Applications cannot be considered earlier than six (6) months prior to the commencement date of the event.
  • All applications must be submitted at least two (2) months prior to the commencement date of the event.
  • All applications submitted on the last day of the permissible submission period will be provided with an opportunity to submit outstanding information within five (5) working days. The application will not be considered if the outstanding information and documentation are not submitted within this period.

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Step 9: more information

Step 9: Obtaining finances/resources for your exports
      Bank financing
      Payment methods as a means of financing
      dti EMIA incentives
            Definitions and terminology
            Individual Exhibitions (IE)
                  .General qualification criteria
                  .Scheme-specific financial criteria
                  .Steps involved in applying for assistance
                  .Application documentation and other requirements
                  .Claim documentation and other requirements
            Individual Inward-bound Mission (IIBM)
            In-store promotions (IP)
            Primary Market Research (PMR)
            Group Inward Buying Trade Missions (IBM)
            National Pavilions (NP)
      Payment terms and export financing
      Pricing as a means of financing
      Export receivables
      Foreign currency loans
      Alternative sources of financing

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Learning to export... The export process in 21 easy steps
Step 1: Considering exporting
Step 2:Current business viability
Step 3:Export readiness
Step 4:Broad mission statement and initial budget
Step 5:Confirming management's commitment to exports
Step 6: Undertaking an initial SWOT analysis of the firm
Step 7:Selecting and researching potential countries abroad
Step 8: Preparing and implementing your export plan
Step 9: Obtaining financing for your exports
Step 10: Managing your export risk
Step 11: Promoting the firm and its products abroad
Step 12: Negotiating and quoting in exports
Step 13: Revising your export costings and price
Step 14: Obtaining the export order
Step 15: Producing the goods
Step 16: Handling the export logistics
Step 17: Export documentation
Step 18: Providing follow-up support
Step 19: Getting paid
Step 20: Reviewing and improving the export process
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