Support and subsidies
Learn about all the subsidies given to Brussels-based companies to support their international expansion.
To help you meet the costs involved in seeking out new markets, the Brussels-Capital Region has 5 export incentives available covering the main aspects of seeking out international opportunities:
- Promotion aimed at foreign markets
- Canvassing abroad
- International trade fairs
- Responding to calls for tender
- Setting up representative offices outside of the European Union.
Be aware about the deadlines for the submission of your application : you have to observe a waiting period of 1 to several days before the lauching of your export project (See the section "How to apply ?" for the incentive requested).
Attention: Brussels Invest & Export can provide you with information prior to your application for financial incentives but application cannot be made via Brussels Invest & Export. The Direction des Aides aux Entreprises is the only body competent to receive and process your application. You will find its contact details on the application form.
Attend a training course or use the services of a consultant
Other regional subsidies for SMEs and self-employed people help you to improve the international competitiveness of your business by:
- Taking a training course in foreign trade
- Calling on the support of a consultant specialising in international trade, either to study the feasibility of your export project or for market research.
Your export operations require significant investments, i.e. adjusting production capacity, putting in place appropriate logistics, acquiring new skills, etc.
Exportbru, a subsidiary of the Brussels Regional Investment Agency, can help you to deal with the financial requirements generated by your export business.