Export aid to cover promotion and exhibition costs

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The aid scheme for exports aims to support Luxembourg exports by offering financial aid to partially cover promotion costs in relation to exports.

The Committee for the Promotion of Luxembourg Exports (Comité pour la promotion des Exportations Luxembourgeoises - COPEL) which acts as a point of single contact for export aid granted by the Office du Ducroire, can help you with your procedures for the development of your export activities.

Who is concerned

Eligible businesses

Commercial companies, financially sane and with sufficient own capital, are eligible for support.

Ineligible businesses

In principle, businesses from the financial, insurance or real estate sectors are not eligible for this financial support.

Activities related to the production, transformation or marketing of agricultural products as listed in annex I of the Treaty concerning the de minimis aid are not eligible.

Examples of eligible costs

Financial aid can be granted for the following:

  • design of promotional material (brochures, etc.);
  • translation of promotional material (except in French and German);
  • participation in specialised trade fairs and exhibitions, seminars and conferences abroad;
  • advertising costs (e.g. instruction manuals, advertising films, registration on dedicated websites, etc.);
  • consultancy services for the launch of a new product or service, including the launch of an existing product on a new market;
  • opening of representative offices outside of Europe;
  • costs related to the certification of a product and the registration of a trade name in order to launch a new product on a new market;
  • participation in international public tenders in countries outside of Europe.

Current expenses related to export activities are not eligible (e.g. travel costs in connection with market research, operational and print costs for brochures).


To benefit from export aid, the business must:

  • offer sufficient guarantees in terms of viability, and;
  • provide proof of the Luxembourg origin of the goods and services exported, and/or of the economic interest for the Luxembourg economy.

How to proceed

Filing an application

Applicants must send their application for State support to the Office du Ducroire, together with the following documents:

  • the company’s articles of association;
  • the 2 last balance sheets or, in absence thereof, a business plan;
  • the business permit.

Applicants can submit their application via MyGuichet.lu.

The COPEL will examine applications 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.

In the event the financial aid is not needed within 6 months, an extension of 6 months can be granted upon request.

The request must be submitted before any costs are incurred.

The respect of the principle of precedence ensures the incentive effect of the financial aid granted as, in any case, the COPEL does not finance measures which the company could have financed by its own means.

A company wishing to apply for financial aid must inform COPEL of the amounts of State aid already received during the past 3 tax years before submitting the application.

Amount of aid

The financial aid granted can amount to 50 % of the costs incurred but cannot exceed a EUR 200,000 limit over 3 fiscal years. Several intermediate limits apply to each category of eligible costs.

Reimbursement will only be carried out on presentation of invoices together with proof of payment.

Non-accumulation rules and repayment

Export aid granted in conformity with the EU de minimis rules can be combined with other de minimis aid provided the EUR 200,000 limit is not exceeded.

Export aid cannot be cumulated with any other State aid granted for the same expenses.

COPEL reserves the right to reclaim any aid already paid in the event of non-compliance with the de minimis rules.

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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Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

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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.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Förderung der luxemburgischen Exporte - Antrag auf finanzielle Unterstützung

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