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Ministry Of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

International Cooperation Scheme- Capacity Building of First Time MSE Exporters

Capacity Building
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The scheme “International Cooperation Scheme” was launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India with the aim to capacity build MSMEs for entering the export market by facilitating their participation in international exhibitions/fairs/conferences/seminars/buyer-seller meets abroad as well as providing them with actionable market-intelligence and reimbursement of various costs involved in export of goods and services. The Scheme provides opportunities for MSMEs to continuously update themselves to meet the challenges emerging out of changes in technology, changes in demand, emergence of new markets, etc. Thus, in totality, all components of the scheme aimed at various aspects required to advance MSMEs' position as emerging export players.
The Scheme would cover the following sub-components:
• Sub-Component-I: Market Development Assistance of MSMEs (MDA)
• Sub-Component-II: Capacity Building of First Time MSE Exporters (CBFTE)
• Sub-Component-III: Framework for International Market Intelligence Dissemination (IMID)
As on date, Sub-Component–I and Sub-Component-II are in operation. Sub-Component-III will be in operation soon.
Sub-Component II: Capacity Building of First Time MSE Exporters (CBFTE):
The key interventions proposed under the scheme are highlighted below:-
Reimbursement of costs incurred by first-time MSE exporters on export shipments –
  1. Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) paid by the first-time exporters for registration with EPCs.
  2. Export insurance premiums paid by MSEs.
  3. Fee paid on Testing and Quality Certification acquired by MSEs to export products. This will encourage MSEs to produce and offer products and services of international standards for the export markets.
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