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Suresh Prabhu Launches Digital Platform for MSME Exporters

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Port Wings News Network:

The Minister of Commerce & Industry Shri Suresh Prabhu on 17 April launched the FIEO GlobalLinker- a digital platform for MSME exporters to digitise their businesses and join a global community of growing businesses in New Delhi.

The Minister congratulated Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) for coming out with the interesting idea. He said that this initiative will help in expanding India’s multi-focused export strategy and also aid in connecting art and artisans to the market. Minister also informed that at least 300 Geographical Indications will be registered very soon, which will give a major boost to exports.

FIEO GlobalLinker is setup with a view to make the business growth of SMEs simpler, more profitable and enjoyable. It is a growing global network currently comprising over 140,000 SME firms, who are seeking business collaboration and growth opportunities through the use of their electronic business card and digital profiles created on the platform.

Launching the platform the Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu said, “FIEO GlobalLinker addresses a number of elements which are part of the vision of the Prime Minister and a commitment of this government like digitising exporters, supporting MSME and encouraging greater exports of products Made in India. I invite all exporters, those seeking to enter into exports and those supporting the efforts of exporters to create their free accounts and enhance India’s premier position in global markets. I also hope more exporters will engage on FIEO GlobalLinker and provide us their valued feedback so that FIEO may make it increasingly helpful in better managing and growing their business opportunities”.

Shri Ganesh Kumar Gupta, President FIEO said, “FIEO has been championing the cause of Indian exporters and in a digital era, we felt that we could do much more for the exporters and help boost India’s export opportunities through a digital platform solution. In GlobalLinker, we found the perfect partner and our teams have worked closely to make FIEO GlobalLinker a richer and more relevant experience for exporters.

Dr Ajay Sahai, Director General & CEO, said that FIEO’s vision is to focus on innovation to provide new and value added services to exporters. Over a period of time, we will seek to build trade corridors with a number of countries for small businesses to trade efficiently through this partnership. We are also seeking to create special exporter groups on FIEO GlobalLinker, by geographies, industries and by business sectors.”

Shri Sameer Vakil, Co-founder &CEO,GlobalLinker, said “We are very proud of our partnership with FIEO. For long small and medium enterprises have been disadvantaged and we set up GlobalLinker with a view to make the business growth of SMEs, simpler, more profitable and enjoyable. After the world saw increased social and professional networking, we believed it was time a global business networking solution was created. My cofounders and I returned to India, as we were very keen that this be another contribution by India to the world. Having launched local versions of GlobalLinker in India, Thailand and Philippines, we are now aiming to work with more corporations, trade bodies and governments around the world to expand the GlobalLinker representation and community size”.

At the core of FIEO GlobalLinker is a growing global network,currently comprising over 140,000 SME firms, who are seeking business collaboration and growth opportunities through the use oftheir electronic business cards and digital profiles created on the GlobalLinker platform.

Additionally, FIEO GlobalLinker offers exporters a range of features and benefits to grow their businesses:

  • Business Opportunities – exporters will be enabled to find clients, suppliers and advisors using the strong search and review facilities of the platform. Exporters will also be empowered to create free e Commerce store for direct sales or for improved supply chain management;
  • Up-to-date Business Knowledge – the platform will provide access to a wide range of business articles, industry news and the exporters will also be able to participate in common interest groups or even seek specific assistance from other members of the business community;
  • Improved efficiencies – the platform provides a range of services from a ready company intranet for all employees of the exporters, integrating their e mail service, to electronic exchange of messages, a business calendar, document storage and many others.Exporters will also have the opportunity to avail services to save on time, effort and money;
  • FIEO’s services – the platform also provides access to FIEO’sserviceslike – application for new RCMC/endorsement/renewal, participation in FIEO’s promotional programmes, alerts on SPS/TBT measures/policy changes etc.,ITC-HS code finder, GST rate finder, market access requirement finder, export policy finder, import policy finder, weekly & monthly bulletins, etc.

FIEO GlobalLinker (www.fieo.globallinker.com) is available free of cost and an account can be created in a few simple steps in under 2 minutes. FIEO GlobalLinker is available across all devices – desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. A mobile app on Android and iOS will be launched shortly.

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