Present in nearly 200 countries, serving businesses for 20 years, this service is now available to businesses and economic operators in Madagascar. “It is an information platform on international markets, in which we want to make available to the company, importers and exporters a whole series of information on international trade. Through it, companies will have access to data and alerts to seek new markets, diversify the supplier portfolio and respond to calls for tenders,” explained Gaspard Delassus, yesterday, on the sidelines of the launch of the platform at Alarobia. The Global Trade platform provides market studies on various business sectors and industries in a given country and provides information on the trading practices of countries, branches or industries. “For example, a company will be able to identify which are the best countries to export or to import, identify the actors, importers or suppliers, check the import-export flows, for their products or their services, between two countries of interest” adds -he. In addition, this single window on international trade also provides regulatory information to help its user prepare and secure his commercial transactions, i.e. calculate customs duties, check export regulations or at import and the mandatory documents to be presented to the customs authorities and to make the declarations. “It wants to be efficient, to save time and be more efficient in the management of their commercial transactions”. The platform currently registers more than a million companies with a profile listed in its database and who use it. Currently, it notifies nearly 300,000 open tenders to its users. Today, it is backed by the services of banks, which make it available to their customers. For the Indian Ocean region, the service is available in the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and as far as East Africa. In the region it is offered by the MCB bank.
Madagascar joins the Global Trade portal platform