Guangdong-Alibaba venture will offer many services for exporters, importers
A cross-border e-commerce platform focusing on the promotion of goods from countries and regions along the Maritime Silk Road will boost trade between those markets and China, organizers said.
The online platform, gdmsr.com, a cooperative effort between the commerce department of Guangdong province and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will provide one-stop services for cross-border trade by integrating the resources involved with logistics, financial services, customs, foreign exchange transactions and quality inspection and quarantine, according to Yu Wenyong, deputy general manager of the platform's operation center.
"The platform is more like a modern way to boost trade between Guangdong and countries and regions along the ancient Maritime Silk Road," said Yu.
The platform was launched during an expo to promote cooperation between Guangdong, an export hub in China, and countries and regions along the ancient maritime route.
The ancient route started from China's eastern coast through the Malacca Strait, and then crossed the Indian Ocean to Nairobi before heading north to the Mediterranean.