TradeMalta has launched a new platform offering new internationalisation services to Malta-based companies interested in exporting to international markets.
Companies selling goods and services abroad will now be able to access knowledge resources including market reports, eLearning content, and information on opportunities online.
Co-funded by the EU (under the European Regional Development Fund), TradeMalta’s new portal promotes companies based in Malta, provides access to information useful for internationalisation and serves as a platform for local companies to apply for TradeMalta’s assistance.
The project has enabled TradeMalta, which is a Public Private Partnership between the Government and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, to employ and train two members of staff who will offer enterprise-level information services to exporters for the years to come. The development of the portal and its associated services is an investment of over €800,000.
According to TradeMalta Chairman Stephen Sultana, the public-private partnership has become the first port of call for Malta-based companies interested in exporting or exploring global markets in some other way. In the last three years, TradeMalta assisted hundreds of companies in their internationalisation efforts, hosted the first edition of the Malta International Business Awards, trained over 60 participants in export management, and led more than a hundred companies in trade missions to new markets such as India, Ghana and Japan.
Mr Sultana said that TradeMalta wants to increase and strengthen the support it offers to local exporters with the introduction of these information services being an important milestone since it was set up.
For the inauguration of the platform, TradeMalta invited Scottish jam entrepreneur Fraser Doherty to share his experience with local entrepreneurs.
More information can be found on TradeMalta’s portal at www.trademalta.org