Amazon, the global e-commerce giant, has extended help to entrepreneurs, small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) of Assam to scale up their exports business through its global selling programme. Head of global selling, Amazon India, Abhijit Kamra, told the local entrepreneurs and manufacturers during a workshop that the overall selection of products from Assam grew from 4,093 in 2017 to 41,640 in 2018, reflecting 900 percent growth.
Amazon sees huge potential for these small and medium-scale enterprises and aims to boost the exports business through global selling. Amazon conducted the workshop, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Confederation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CMSME) and Ficci Ladies Organization (FLO).
The workshop aimed at creating awareness among entrepreneurs, SMEs, manufacturers and artisans from Assam about the immense potential for growth offered by the programme. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, present in the workshop, said that Assam is a key growth market for export of handicrafts and home décor items, food products, health, personal care items and apparel to buyers across the globe. And in the coming days, the export of products from the region will increase, besides creating employment opportunities.
The chairperson of FICCI-FLO Northeast, Sarita Sikaria, shared that the workshop was in line with the FLO’s aim to promote entrepreneurship and giving a hand to the existing entrepreneurs.