Amazon inks pact with Gujarat Government to drive e-comm exports

Amazon India aims to help MSMEs in Gujarat to improve their e-commerce exports across 200 countries and territories.

Amazon India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Industries and Mines Department of Gujarat government to drive e-commerce exports from the state.

Amazon will train and onboard MSMEs from the state on Amazon Global selling to enable them to sell their unique Make in India products to Amazon customers across 200 countries, the e-comm giant said in a statement.

The e-comm giant will conduct training, webinars and onboarding workshops for exporters from different MSME clusters like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch and Rajkot, the statement adds.

According to the statement, the workshops will focus on sharing expertise and providing training to MSMEs about B2C e-commerce exports selling to over 300 million customers of Amazon. The courses are designed in a manner to provide tools and knowledge to MSMEs to launch their brands and expand internationally using the Amazon Global Shipping Programme.

Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani was quoted saying, “Gujarat has vibrant gems and jewellery, apparel 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.”

Rupani added, “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. Our government remains committed to make Gujarat an attractive business and investment destination.”

Abhijit Kamra, Director (Global Trade) at Amazon India, said the partnership with the Gujarat government is a step towards elevating lakhs of MSMEs from across the state to a global level. The Amazon Global Selling programme has already enabled more than 70,000 Indian exporters to cross USD 3 billion in cumulative exports, showcasing millions of Made in India products to customers across the world, he added.