National Export Strategy
The National Export Strategy (NES) is a Government Grant facility, which aims to assist existing and new exporters in achieving competitiveness, value addition, export diversification and growth in targeted markets overseas. The government will provide this assistance in sectors which have growth potentials, such as Forestry, Fisheries, Agro-business and Manufacturing.
The Fijian Government will continue to provide assistance to Fijian exporters to overcome barriers to trade, maximize productions, diversify products and secure new markets. This will contribute to increased exports, improved balance of payment position and foreign exchange earnings for the economy.
Companies on the verge of exporting that require assistance for product development can apply for this grant. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are in the export business or on the verge of exporting are encouraged to consider applying for the grant. Eligibility for assistance will be based on the set criteria for this Scheme.
- Certified Copy of Birth Certificate;
- Detailed Business Plan;
- Recent Tax Returns Lodged with FRCS;
- 2016 and 2017 Audited Accounts;
- Business Registration Certificate;
- Valid Business License;
- Company TIN Letter;
- Company Tax Compliance Certificate;
- Latest Business Bank Statement;
- Valid FNPF Compliance Letter;
- Valid Export License;
- Approved Export Premises Certificate;
- Police Clearance Report/Receipt;
- Valid Photo ID of Director(s)/Proprietor;
- Export Data for Last 2 Years (Customs Entry/Commercial Invoice for Exports;
- Provide detailed project financial statements and projected cash flow;
- TIN Letter of Recommended Supplier of Equipment and Machines;
- Tax Compliance Letter of Recommended Supplier of Equipment and Machines;
- Bank Account Details of Recommended Supplier of Equipment and Machines;
- Detailed Construction and Local Authority Approval Plan, if applicable.
Applications for the 2018/19 Financial Year closed on 23 November 2018. Invitations for expressions of interest in the programme will be advertised when it re-opens.
Upon receipt of all applications, the Ministry collates and scrutinizes the proposals. Site Inspections and visits are carried out for those who applied for the NES Grant.
The Ministry prepares papers based on the site inspections carried out and the need of those requiring assistance under NES.
The NES Compliance Committee meets to discuss the proposals, the Ministry finalizes NES Committee’s decision and key stakeholders are informed of the outcomes.
The NES, over the past 12 years, has assisted 104 projects, with support amounting to over $14 million and this has led to significant increase in export earnings, markets and employment in a majority of the companies that have been supported.