A NSW Government website

Mining Equipment, Technology & Services (METS) to India

The Going Global Export Program provides export support for NSW early-stage exporters or new to-market exporters. Eligible businesses can apply for free support to export mining equipment, technology and services to India. Applications open on Monday, 3 June and close on Sunday, 23 June 2024.

Program dates

July to December 2024.

Key event

  • NSW METS Showcase event in Hyderabad, India (17-20 October 2024)
  • NSW METS Showcase event in Mumbai, India (20 - 21 October 2024)
  • The 17th International Mining & Machinery Exhibition (IMME 2024External Link) (23-26 October 2024 in Kolkata, India)

In-person attendance at the events is required.

Why this market

  • As the world’s fifth-largest economy with fast growing industrial growth, India is a major destination for NSW’s exports.
  • India produces around A$40 billion worth of non-fuel minerals and 900MT coal annually. Substantial competitive changes in its mining sector, including decarbonisation and sustainability practices, is generating a growing demand for innovation, making now the ideal time for NSW METS companies to explore the opportunities in this market.
  • After entering into force in December 2022, the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA) has altered import duty structures across various categories improving the viability of NSW exports to India.


Introductory sessions

  • Welcome session – mid-July 2024
  • Introduction to METS ecosystem and doing business in India
  • Access to self-serve factsheets developed by the Export Council of Australia exclusively for Going Global participants
  • Access to Intellectual Property protection briefings from IP Australia

Market intelligence briefings and cultural training

  • METS opportunities in India
  • Market specific business policies and regulatory requirements 
  • Doing business in India and Indian business culture

Preparation to meet potential partners/customers

  • Help refining your pitch and market entry strategies 
  • 1:1 mentoringand coaching

Potential partner search and introductions

  • In-person attendance at IMME 2024 in Kolkata and NSW METS Showcase events in Hyderabad and Mumbai between 17 October and 26 October 2024 with NSW Government support led by Investment NSW’s specialist support teams 
  • Virtual pitch sessions to major Indian mining companies
  • Tailored searches for potential partners
  • 1:1 business matching introductions
  • Mine visits

Proof-of-Concept Pilot Program

  • Opportunity to become eligible for a proof-of-concept pilot program to trial innovative mining technologies and solutions at Indian mines

Ongoing advice and follow up

  • Ongoing support provided by a dedicated NSW Government Export Adviser.

* The curriculum is subject to change 

Participation requirements and success factors

Eligibility for the overall Program

  • Have headquarters in NSW
  • Have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) registered for NSW 
  • Be export-capable and export-ready 
  • Have an employee number between 5 and 199 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees 
  • The product or service must be produced primarily in NSW
  • The product or service is achieving sales already
  • Have a website featuring the product or service
  • Be prepared to adapt the product or service for the new market
  • Be flexible regarding market-entry method
  • Have resources to support marketing and development for a new market
  • Be willing to travel to the selected market and/or to Sydney for events, and must cover own travel expenses

Note this program is designed for NSW businesses who produce and own their own brand. This program is not for aggregators, traders, or businesses who sell services to exporters.

The ideal participant 

  • Committed to pursuing opportunities in India with a focussed market entry plan for India
  • Delivers the following product and service categories:
  • Advanced mining and mineral processing machinery and equipment, technology, supplies and consumables
  • Advanced drilling technologies
  • Underground mining equipment and technology
  • Resource exploration technologies 
  • Operational efficiency technologies
  • Mine consultancy services, including training and skill development services
  • Mine site safety and monitoring equipment, technology and systems
  • Sustainable mining solutions
  • Advanced automation and robotics solutions for mining operations
  • Mining software and specialised technologies to enhance productivity and safety and reduce cost, downtime, and environmental impact

Businesses not eligible for this stream

  • Already mature in the Indian market


Apply now

Applications open on Monday, 3 June 2024 and close on Sunday 23 June 2024.

Note:  Apply for your preferred market – applicants should generally only participate in one Going Global Export Program per year.