National Trade Program

Enquiries to:

Maria Galatsanos
Manager National Trade Program
Department for Trade and Investment
T +61 (8) 8463 3158
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Grow your sales across Australia through the National Trade Program

  • Connect with experienced interstate buyers
  • Grow your sales interstate and increase your market share
  • Build strategic capability for future export opportunities

Gain valuable insights and scale up opportunities with the guidance and expertise from The Export Council of Australia. This bespoke 5 month capacity building program will provide assistance to 15 companies to expand their business interstate with a view to exporting overseas.

If you are already exporting overseas you are not eligible for this program.

Products targeted in the program

  • Food
  • Wine
  • Beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Health
  • Beauty.

Case studies

Who should participate?

  • Open to new, emerging and experienced businesses
  • Retail ready products.

What's included?

  • Export training modules delivered online by The Export Council of Australia
  • Ongoing one-to-one mentoring with industry specific experts
  • Excellent platform to test your products for market acceptance
  • Raise your profile domestically and increase sales
  • Opportunities to pitch to new buyer networks and channels at trade fairs.


  • The participation cost for the successful applicant will be sponsored by the Department for Trade and Investment
  • You will need to cover costs of shipping samples interstate and your own interstate travel if required.


This bespoke program with flexibility, will require 8 hours per month for 5 months, enabling you to continue to run your business as usual. Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake an interview before final selection.