E-commerce giant Amazon, on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat with an aim to help drive e-commerce exports from the state, an official release stated.
Under the signed MoU, Amazon will train and onboard MSMEs from the state on Amazon Global Selling and enable them to sell their unique Made in India products to millions of Amazon customers across 200-odd countries and territories.
This will allow the home-grown businesses to get access to the global market. They will benefit from Amazon’s distribution capabilities and global footprint to scale rapidly and build sustainable export businesses.
The e-commerce giant will host training, webinars and workshops for exporters from key MSME clusters like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch and Rajkot and others.
These workshops will focus on sharing expertise and providing training to MSMEs about B2C e-commerce exports and selling to over 300 million people worldwide through Amazon’s 17 foreign marketplaces. These courses will not only provide the MSMEs with the knowledge and tools they need to launch their brands but also help small businesses expand their businesses internationally using Amazon Global Selling.
Gujarat has a vibrant gems and jewellery, apparels and textiles and handicraft sector which is held together by lakhs of MSMEs. One of our key priorities has been to boost exports from Gujarat and through this partnership with Amazon, we aim to empower lakhs of MSMEs in Gujarat to embrace e-commerce exports. It will help them leverage Amazon’s global presence to showcase their products to customers across the world.”~ Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat
“MSMEs taking their local products to global customers will play a critical role in supporting the local economy and display the strength of the state’s manufacturing and innovation prowess,” he added.