The Exporter Market Engagement Program gives Queensland exporters an opportunity to travel, when possible, to their targeted export markets to do market research and make new business connections.

It is a TIQ initiative under Advancing Trade and Investment – Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

Program guidelines

These guidelines include information on

  • the program
  • eligibility
  • how to apply
  • your obligations as a participant if selected, including project planning and reporting.

Program benefits

The program will provide access to market knowledge, international networks and government resources to tailor your product or service development and potentially increase your export sales.

Benefits include:

  • a $7,000 contributory fund to undertake export development activity in market
  • cost-effective, targeted and tailored market engagement
  • valuable insights into growing markets
  • increased international market exposure for your business
  • direct access to the Queensland Government’s extensive range of services and networks.

Your contribution

The applicant is responsible for all costs incurred in travelling to market and in getting their products to the TIQ overseas office. This includes flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, meals and on-ground transport arrangements for the SME staff. TIQ will provide some funds to offset these costs.

The TIQ overseas office will also provide support and guidance and will arrange an in-market program for the SME employee’s visit.


To qualify, you must:

  • have a trading history of a minimum of three years and be deemed export ready by TIQ
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have fewer than 200 employees
  • have Queensland headquarters or significant Queensland operations.

To apply

Applications for the last round have now closed.

Queensland businesses interested in applying for future rounds of the program can register their interest below.

For more information email