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The International Competitiveness Co-investment Fund (ICCF or the Program) is a major grant program of the Agribusiness Food and Trade (AFT) Directorate at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). To date, $3 million has been committed by the State Government over three rounds of grants through what was formerly known as the Grants for Asian Market Exports (GAME). AFT continues to support WA agribusiness to engage and grow in Asian markets through various activities including this Program.
The Program aims to provide WA agrifood businesses with the capability to access and develop export markets; and support WA agrifood businesses to achieve consistent business growth through enhanced international competitiveness and strategic customer relationships in high value, premium export markets. In particular, Round One of the ICCF Program seeks to support existing WA exporters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain and further develop their business relationships with existing and new customers in Asia.
Please read each section and complete each question as requested. It is recommended that you allow yourself enough time to review the application and submit it well before the due date. The closing date for Round One of ICCF is 11:00pm AWST, 12 August 2020. Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Prior to submitting your application please ensure you have reviewed the Guidelines and FAQs. Click here to view the webpage and the reference documents.
For queries about the guidelines, deadlines or questions on this form, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org and allow up to 24 hours for a response. If you have any technical issues with submitting your proposal through this online system please contact Helen Wei on (08) 9368 3582.
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To be eligible to apply for Round One of ICCF, the applicant must be a business that is an existing exporter* of food and beverage related goods or services to Asia; and the applicant must:
*see Glossary section in the Guidelines for further description
Please provide evidence that support your eligibility for Round One of ICCF Program.
Documentation that demonstrates eligibility includes (but is not limited to) company annual reports, or financial statements (two years), statements from certified public accountants, sales invoices, bills of lading, custom invoices, export license and/or an export plan or strategy, invoices, contracts or letters of acknowledgement from in-market partners and etc. In the specific case where you are still researching in-market partners and have yet to establish a relationship, no document evidence is needed. However you will need to detail what efforts you have made in this area in the appropriate question below.
All information provided as part of this application will remain commercial-in-confidence unless stated otherwise.