Shiprocket, DGFT sign MoU for MSME e-commerce exports
E-commerce Exports Handbook for MSMEs will be key resource for creating awareness on exports through outreach events
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and Shiprocket, an e-commerce enabler, for capacity building and handholding sessions as part of the e-commerce outreach conducted by DGFT under its Districts as Export Hubs initiative.
"This is part of the DGFT’s collaboration with different e-commerce platforms/enablers to hold training sessions in districts across the country with focus on promoting e-commerce exports. The E-Commerce Exports Handbook for MSMEs will be a key resource for creating awareness on e-commerce exports through these outreach events in the districts," says an official release.
Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, released the E-Commerce Exports Handbook for MSMEs, prepared by DGFT in New Delhi today. The Minister said that the handbook, a significant initiative supporting the objectives of Foreign Trade Policy 2023, will prove to be a definitive guide for MSMEs seeking to harness e-commerce platforms for expanding their exports.
"The handbook, envisioned as a one-stop repository, provides detailed insights into strategies for promoting exports via e-commerce, facilitating MSMEs to venture into global markets effectively," the release added.
"India's traditional products like 'Shree Anna' (millets) and numerous other agricultural goods hold substantial demand across the globe, especially in regions with a significant Indian diaspora," Goyal said. He noted that through e-commerce, "our goal is to bridge the gap and connect Indian MSMEs, craftsmen, farmers, and food processors with global markets."