Export aid to cover promotion and exhibition costs

The Office du Ducroire (ODL) grants financial aid to support Luxembourg exporting companies in their international prospecting efforts, through a partial participation in export promotion costs.

Within the ODL, the Committee for the Promotion of Luxembourg Exports (COPEL) is the competent authority for granting financial support.

Who is concerned

Eligible businesses

Financially sound Luxembourg exporting companies, which represent an added value for the Luxembourg economy.

Non-eligible businesses

Companies in the financial, insurance, tourism and real estate development sector are, in principle, not eligible for financial support.

Activities linked to the production, processing or marketing of agricultural products listed in Annex 1 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union are not eligible.

Examples of eligible costs

Financial aid can be requested for the following:

  • the design of promotional materials (brochures, videos, etc.);
  • translation of promotional material;
  • exhibiting at trade fairs, exhibitions, seminars and conferences, or setting up a pop-up store abroad that targets a professional clientele for a maximum period of 6 months;
  • traditional advertising costs;
  • digital marketing costs in the context of an international marketing campaign;
  • consultancy services (legal, tax) necessary for the launch of a product or service on a new market;
  • the market research necessary for the launch of a product or service on a new market;
  • the costs of registering trademarks or patents, and applications for the certifications required for the marketing of a product abroad, including translation;
  • opening a prospecting entity outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA);
  • participation in international tenders in non-EU and non-EEA countries.

Current expenditures related to the export activity are not eligible (e.g.: internal costs, accommodation costs, travel costs, catering costs, printing costs), nor are training costs, membership fees, costs of designing websites and promotional gadgets, or participation costs in already subsidised fairs.


To benefit from export aid, the business must:

  • be a Luxembourg exporting company;
  • be in possession of all the valid authorisations required to carry out their activities;
  • be financially sound; and
  • represent a substantial added value for the Luxembourg economy.

How to proceed

Filing an application

Applicants must send their application for support to the Office du Ducroire (ODL) via MyGuichet.lu, along with the following documents:

  • the 2 last balance sheets or, in absence thereof, a business plan;
  • a detailed organisation chart;
  • a certificate of affiliation from the Joint Social Security Centre (CCSS) stating the number of employees;
  • a bank account identification document;
  • a copy of the detailed cost estimate or registration form for the trade fair.
The application must be sent before the costs are incurred (before signing the provider's offer or before the start of the project) or, in the case of participation in a trade fair abroad, before the start date of the event.

The Committee for the Promotion of Luxembourg Exports (COPEL) examines the applications it receives on a monthly basis.

If the application is accepted, the COPEL will send a letter of commitment with a validity of 6 months to the applicant.

A 6 month extension may be granted on request.

Amount of aid

The financial aid granted varies between 10 % and 50 % of the costs incurred for the project, but it cannot exceed any of the various ceilings set by the Committee for the Promotion of Luxembourg Exports (COPEL) nor the ceiling of EUR 200,000 over a period of 3 years, in accordance with the EU's De Minimis Regulation in force.

A young business or a micro-enterprise can apply for financial aid of up to EUR 10,000 per year (all aid combined).

Reimbursement will be made exclusively on the basis of invoices accompanied by proof of payment to be sent to the Office du Ducroire (ODL) by email or post during the period of validity of the letter of commitment.

Non-accumulation rules and repayment

Export aid is governed by law and complies with EU Regulations on state aid for exports, in particular the EU's De Minimis Regulation (currently capped at EUR 200,000 per company over a 3 year period).

According to this Regulation, all entities controlled (in law or in fact) by the same entity or natural person are to be considered as a single enterprise.

Forms / Online services

Promotion of Luxembourg exports - Application for financial support

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Promotion des exportations luxembourgeoises - Demande de soutien financier

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Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

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Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

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Förderung der luxemburgischen Exporte - Antrag auf finanzielle Unterstützung

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