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Eligibility Criteria

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible for Trade Accelerator support, businesses must:

  • Have less than 10 employees.
  • Be a manufacturing or tradable service business with an annual turnover below €1.8m/£1.5m.
  • Be an indigenous business registered in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
  • Have a satisfactory track record and a minimum 12 months sales history in their home market.
  • Demonstrate uniqueness and that their business does not displace existing products/services in the target market.
  • The assistance requested must relate to cross-border trade and business.
  • Have generated less than 30% of their total turnover in the target cross-border market (If applying for Export Readiness assessment or Sales and Marketing Advice).

Ineligible Sectors

Businesses involved in the following sectors are not considered eligible for Trade Accelerator Programme funding: Wholesale/retail, distribution, tourism, hospitality, primary agriculture, personal services and professional business services.

Trade Accelerator funding is provided under the European Commission Regulation on De Minimis Aid or if applicable in accordance with Minimal Financial Assistance as detailed in the UK Subsidy Control Bill. The business must provide InterTradeIreland with details of all other De Minimis aid received in the last 3 years and if applicable the amounts of any subsidies received under Article 364(4) Minimal Financial Assistance of the subsidy control chapter of the TCA in the current and last 2 fiscal years. It should be noted that a false declaration by a business resulting in the De Minimis threshold of €200,000 being exceeded (or £315,000 in the case of Minimal Financial Assistance) could later give rise to the aid being recovered with interest.

If your business meets the criteria, please proceed with your application.

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