Launching the platform the Minister Suresh Prabhu said, “FIEO Global Linker 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 Global Linker and provide us their valued feedback so that FIEO may make it increasingly helpful in better managing and growing their business opportunities”.
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 Global Linker, we found the perfect partner and our teams have worked closely to make FIEO Global Linker 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,Global Linker,said “We are very proud of our partnership with FIEO. For long small and medium enterprises have been disadvantaged and we set up Global Linker 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 co-founders 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 Global Linker in India, Thailand and Philippines, we are now aiming to work with more corporations, trade bodies and governments around the world to expand the Global Linker 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.
• 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.