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Rwanda introduces GlobalConnect B2B to local companies

By IGIHE
On 2 February 2021 at 09:58

The High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda to Singapore in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the Private Sector Federation (PSF) has partnered with Singapore Business Federation (SBF) to introduce the Global Connect Business to Business (GC B2B) to Rwandan Companies of all sectors.

GC B2B (https://globalconnectb2b.com/) is a platform that is both a marketplace and a transactional portal for buyers and sellers to trade their products/services in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and globally.

This portal helps businesses connect to one another, allows suppliers to view and reach out to buyers and enables the establishment of a manufacturer and distributor/reseller partnership to be built.

Suppliers can also directly market their products and services to other companies across sectors including F&B services and manufacturing, digital/ICT, healthcare & biomedical, built environment, engineering, logistics, manufacturing (non-food), general services and more. With this platform, companies can connect to new markets, buyers and suppliers, and expand their business connections.

This platform was introduced to Rwanda in the last quarter of 2020. In November 2020, the first demonstration session was held with the participation of around 10 companies. To reach out to more companies, another demo-session was scheduled on Tuesday 26th January 2021, attracting the participation of more than 90 Companies from Rwanda who showed their interest in joining this platform.

The High Commissioner of Rwanda to Singapore, Amb. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, has emphasized on the importance of the platform noting that it will not only ensure easy access to the Singapore market but also ASEAN.

Singapore is the 6th biggest export country to Rwanda. The entry of Rwandan business to GC B2B is expected to increase exports and render imports more secure.


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