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Aramex Partners with Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) to Support MSME Exporters in India
Dubai, UAE – Thursday, 1st July 2021: Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) exporters in India.
As part of the MoU, Aramex India will provide member MSMEs preferential pricing, as well as access to online services for express cross-border shipments. FIEO members can access these services including creating pickup requests, preparing shipments, and making online payments through a dedicated Aramex banner on the FIEO website. In addition, Aramex will provide helpdesk support to first-time exporters and MSMEs on customs regulations in Middle East, Africa and Asia, as well as the required paperwork for shipping.
Percy Avari, General Manager of Aramex India, said: “Aramex recognizes the critical role of small businesses in driving socio-economic growth. Our partnership with FIEO is part of our commitment to help Indian MSMEs capture global market opportunities by providing access to cost-efficient, seamless, and reliable logistics solutions.”
Dr Ajay Sahai, Director General and CEO of FIEO, said: “The Indian e-commerce market is expected to grow to US $200 billion by 2026 and has transformed the way business is done in India. The MoU will further help FIEO to reach the cottage industries, artisans, house-wives, youths, MSMEs and clusters, even in far-flung areas to develop their orientation towards exports. He added that FIEO members will get flat 30% discount on routing service tariffs for express cross-border shipments which will encourage them to start e-commerce exports in a cost-competitive way.”
In 2020, Aramex supported over 4,000 SMEs across 22 countries. Aramex’s commitment in supporting entrepreneurs and small business extends beyond commercial and logistical support. Through its progressive SME Program, the Company continues to provide training and mentorship programs, to help those businesses grow and thrive.
FIEO members can visit www.fieo.org and click on Aramex banner to avail preferential tariffs or visit https://sendwitharamex.com/fieo/