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Health and Medtech to China

Eligible businesses can apply for free support to healthcare, digital health, medical and pharmaceutical products or services to China. Applications have closed.

Program dates

December 2021 to April 2022

Key event

China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF)External Link, Shanghai, 7 to 10 April 2022

Why this market

China is NSW’s largest two-way trading partner.

China also has the second largest medical device market in the world, accounting for around 20% of global demand. This fast-growing industry continues to grow due to an ageing population, increasing incomes and improved health services in hospitals and clinics.

Participation requirements and success factors

Eligibility for the overall Program

  • Have headquarters in NSW
  • Be export-capable and export-ready
  • Have between 3 and 199 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Have a valid ABN (Australian Business Number) registered for NSW
  • Have a commercial product or service
  • Have a website featuring the product or service (marketing and promotional costs might be reimbursed through the NSW Export Assistance GrantExternal Link)
  • Be prepared to adapt the product or service for the market
  • Have a product or service that is produced primarily in NSW
  • Be willing to travel to Sydney for events and to the selected market (where and when COVID-19 restrictions permit travel), and must cover their own travel expenses
  • Not be considered a trader (meaning the Program is for businesses that produce and add value in NSW)

Additional eligibility requirements  for this stream

  • Products or services successfully commercialised in Australian market
  • Production capability to support new market
  • Have financial resources to support marketing and the development of export markets

The ideal participant

  • Medical device manufacturers, including medical and diagnostic equipment
  • Veterinary device and equipment manufacturers
  • Digital health and artificial intelligence (AI) companies

Some businesses are not eligible for this program

  • Biotech Companies
  • Health supplement suppliers
  • 2020–21 Going Global Export Program “China” participants 


Exporting workshops

  • Advanced exporter training
  • How to craft your pitch
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Freight, logistics, and compliance
  • Market briefing and sector/market specific opportunities for exporters
  • Introduction to market specific business culture and etiquette

Industry opportunities

  • Virtual or physical participation at CMEF, Shanghai, 7 to 10 April, 2022
  • Potential partner introductions 
  • Targeted 1:1 business matching

Ongoing support 

  • Ongoing support provided by dedicated NSW Government Export Adviser

Note: The curriculum is subject to change.

Applications have closed

Applications closed on Wednesday, 17 November 2021