South African Government

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Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA)

The Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme develops export markets for South African products and services and recruits new foreign direct investment into the country.

Eligible enterprises are:

  • South African manufactures and exporters
  • South African export trading houses representing at least three small, medium or micro enterprises (SMMEs) or businesses owned by historically disadvantaged individuals (HDIs)
  • South African commission agents representing at least three SMMEs / HDI-owned businesses
  • South African exports councils, industry associations and joint action groups (JAGs) representing at least five South African entities.

Find out more about the programme from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition.


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