Alibaba Opens Access To China For Malaysian SME’s

More than 500 Malaysian merchants were involved during Alibaba’s seminar giving insights on how to tap into the Chinese market during its first Access to China Consumers seminar held here recently.

The seminar was designed to help small and medium-sized businesses in Malaysia better understand the China opportunity, major drivers in its e-commerce boom, as well as the latest insights and tools to sell their products effectively in China’s prosperous e-commerce market.

“Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. Our long-term commitment here in Malaysia is to be an enabler for local Malaysian businesses to prosper through an open and robust ecosystem and assist in building the future infrastructure of commerce in this market with local partners, utilizing our eWTP pilot, Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone,” said James Song, Chief Representative in Malaysia, Alibaba Group.

Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), said: “Among the countries Malaysia has been fostering close relationships with is China: The especial focus on e-business and commerce had been helping to boost Malaysia’s internet economy. In addition, Malaysia’s expansive eCommerce roadmap has been opening up potential export opportunities for local SMEs since 2016.”

The one-day seminar featured leading experts from Alibaba businesses, including Tmall, China’s largest third-party platform for brands and retailers, Tmall Global, largest B2C cross-border e-commerce platform in China, and the logistics arm Cainiao, aimed at educating Malaysian businesses on how they can grow their exports by marketing their products effectively to the Chinese market. Opportunity to enter China via e-commerce will eventually open Malaysian SME’s to an extremely vibrant sector that is estimated to be US$245 billion.

The seminar is the latest showcase in Alibaba’s realisation of the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) pilot at the Digital Free Trade Zone in Malaysia.

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