List Of Programmes To Access International Markets

Access to Market / International Markets

Export Marketing & Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA)

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


Provide marketing assistance to develop new export markets and grow existing export markets;
Assist with the identification of new export markets through market research;
Assist companies to increase their competitive by supporting patent registrations, quality marks and product marks;
Assist with facilitation to grow FDI through missions and FDI research; and
Increase the contribution of black-owned businesses and SMMEs to South Africa’s economy.

Individual Exhibition Participation:
Transport of samples
Rental of exhibition space
Construction of stands
Interpretation fees
Internet connection
Telephone installation
Subsistence allowance per day
Return economy-class airfare and
Exhibition fees up to a maximum of R45 000.
Primary Market Research & Foreign Direct Investment:
Exporters will be compensated for costs incurred recruiting in new FDI into South Africa through personal contact by visiting potential investors in foreign countries.

Return economy-class airfare
Subsistence allowance per day
Transport of samples and
Marketing material.
Individual Inward Missions:
Assistance is provided to South African entities organising an inward buying investor, to make contact with them to conclude an exporters order or to attract foreign direct investment.

Registration of a patent in a foreign market: 50% of the additional costs capped at R100 000 pa
Return economy class-airfare
Subsistence allowance per day and
Rental of exhibition space.

Eligible Enterprises

South African manufactures and exporters
South African export trading houses representing at least three SMMEs or businesses owned by Historical Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs)
South African commission agents representing at least three SMMEs / HDI-owned businesses and
South African exports councils, industry associations and JAGs representing at least five South African entities.

Website: https://www.thedti.gov.za/trade_investment/emia.jsp