The Labor government has issued $1 million in vouchers to help Victorian businesses boost exports and create local jobs.
The second round of Boost Your Business Asia Gateway vouchers are designed to help Victorian companies tap into Asian markets.
Asia Gateway has now allocated a total of $2 million, with more than 50 Victorian businesses benefiting to date.
Boost Your Business vouchers are also available in streams including advanced manufacturing, food innovation and social enterprise capability, defence, aerospace and security and Victoria-Israel Innovation.
Support can include tailoring marketing and products to new markets, undertaking research and development, strengthening networks, building relationships, and gaining certifications.
Voucher recipient Picnic Dairy, which manufactures premium traditional dairy and dip products for local and export markets, plans to use its voucher to break into the growing market of Malaysia and boost sales to Singapore.
Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire said a lot of businesses in Melbourne’s north produce world-class products, but don’t quite have the knowledge or resources to get those products in to new overseas markets.
“That’s what these grants are for,” he said.