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Karnataka partners with Amazon India to drive e-commerce exports from MSMEs

Updated: Jan 29, 2021 07:15:44am

Karnataka partners with Amazon India to drive e-commerce exports from MSMEs

Bengaluru, Jan 29 (KNN) The Karnataka government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global e-commerce giant Amazon India to help drive e-commerce exports from the state.

As part of the MoU, signed on Thursday, Amazon is expected to train and onboard MSMEs from the state on Amazon Global Selling and also enable them to sell their unique Made in India products globally to millions of Amazon’s global customers.

“Karnataka has a vibrant agro, textile and garment, biotech, and toys/handicraft sectors which are held together by lakhs of MSMEs. Our partnership with Amazon India will encourage our MSMEs to leverage Amazon's global presence and showcase their products to customers across the world,” said Jagadish Shettar, Large and Medium Industries Minister after signing of the MoU.

“This is also an effort to display the strength of the state's manufacturing and innovation prowess. Our government remains committed to making Karnataka an attractive business and investment destination,” Shettar added.

Amazon will conduct training, webinars and onboarding workshops for exporters from MSME clusters like Ballari, Mysuru and Channapatna. The workshops will focus on sharing knowledge and imparting training to MSMEs about B2C e-commerce exports and selling worldwide through Amazon's 17 international marketplaces to over 300 million customers worldwide.

Gaurav Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department said that E-commerce companies like Amazon have complemented government’s efforts in not only meeting the needs of customers by safely delivering essentials but also MSMEs which moved online to grow and expand their business during the Covid pandemic.

“Karnataka has multiple Geographical Indications products like Bidriware, Channapatna toys and Kinnhal craft. Mysore Silk, Udupi cotton and Ilkal sarees are world-famous. This will go a long way in helping the livelihoods of artisans, weavers and craftsmen from the state,” Gupta added.


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