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International Cooperation

Ministry Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)
Related Scheme International Cooperation
Description The scheme covers the following activities:

·         Visit of MSME delegations to other countries in international exhibitions/ trade fairs, conferences/ summits/workshops etc. for exploring new areas of technology infusion/upgradation, joint ventures, improving market of MSMEs products, etc.

·         Participation of MSME delegations in international exhibitions, trade fairs and buyer-seller meets in foreign countries.

·         Holding international conferences/summits/workshops/seminars relating to MSME sector to be organized in India by the Industry Associations/ Government organizations.

·         Holding/organising mega international exhibition or fair and international conferences/seminars/ workshops, Joint Committee Meetings/Joint Working Group Meetings/Government to Government bilateral meetings with outer countries in India by Ministry of MSME or organizations under it.
Sending a delegation of the Ministry of MSME to an International Exhibition/Fairs/ Conference in foreign countries.

Nature of Assistance
  • International Events held in foreign countries:. Rs. 25.00 lakh per event
  • International Events held in India: Rs. 5.00 lakh per event for participation in International exhibitions/trade fairs and Rs.4.50 lakh for organization of International Conferences/Seminars.
  • Holding/organising International conferences/seminars/ workshops in India by Ministry of MSME or organizations under it:-For each event, Administrative Wing of theMinistry of MSME would seek the approval for the budget from Minister of MSME after consulting IFW
  • The maximum net budgetary support for participating in an international exhibition/trade fair would normally be restricted to an overall ceiling of Rs.30 lakh per event (Rs.40 lakh for Latin American countries).
  • The budget for organizing the Domestic Exhibitions/Trade Fair would depend upon the various components of the expenditure, i.e. space rental including construction and fabricating charges, theme pavilion, advertisement, printing material, transportation etc. However, the budgetary support towards net expenditure for organizing such exhibition/trade fair would normally be restricted to a maximum amount of Rs.45 lakh
  • The corresponding budgetary limit for participation in an exhibition/ trade fair shall be Rs.15 lakh
    Financial assistance will be provided ranging from 25% to 95% of the Air-Fare and space rent to entrepreneurs on the basis of size and type of the enterprise. Financial assistance for co-sponsoring an event would be limited to 40% of the net expenditure, subject to a maximum amount of Rs.5 lakh
Who can apply Government Institutions and Registered Industry Associations associated with promotion and development of MSME sector.
How to apply Applications for financial assistance can be sent in the prescribed form to the Director (International Cooperation), Ministry of MSME, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi -110011.
Whom to contact Director (IC), M/o MSME
Ph: 23063198, Fax: 23061756

Email – gs.perni@nic.in

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