Export Assistance

To exhibit at overseas trade shows

Export research assistance is available to established businesses based in the Dublin City Council area who wish to participate at an international trade show to assist with generating overseas customers.

Assistance can be sought in the following areas:

  • Up to 50% of costs towards exhibitor fees
  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation
  • Shipping
  • Development of marketing material for the event

Assistance is capped at €2,500 based on a spend of €5,000 net of VAT or whichever is the lesser.Please note that it is only in the most exceptional cases that the maximum of €2,500 will be awarded. 


Businesses can apply for a maximum 3 export assistance supports – one per calendar year. To make a 2nd or 3rd application for export assistance you must submit a report highlighting the progress made since the previous event. 

For further information please contact David Connolly.

To apply for this export assistance, please fill out the form at the link below, and return by email to exports@dublincity.ie 

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