Saudi Exports offers scholarships to hone expertise in int’l trade


RIYADH — Saudi Exports Development Authority (Saudi Exports) launched the first phase of its Export Certification Support Program in cooperation with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy to enhance knowledge and skills, and develop human capabilities in the exports sector.

The program offers 250 training scholarships from Saudi Exports to employees of 112 national enterprises, which are either currently exporting or aspiring to export in a variety of sectors. Through this program, the staff of these companies will be able to obtain the specialized Export Import Certificate.

Delivered through an e-learning platform, the certificate program offers professional development to the participants through five courses, preparing them for a competency examination that would make them eligible for the certificate. Candidates appearing in examination get the opportunity to demonstrate professional competencies in the field of international trade and topics related to international business, contracts, financing options and logistics.

The certification comes in response to the growing needs of local enterprises to build the capabilities of their employees. It reflects the prompt efforts of Saudi Exports to equip the enterprises in the Kingdom with export skills and knowledge, and enhance their competencies in the international markets. The certification holds considerable significance for the Kingdom, considering that development of human competencies in the areas of management, international marketing, supply chain, and trade finance is crucial for Saudi enterprises looking to go global.

Saudi Exports employs all its capabilities to improve efficiencies in the sector by enhancing the export environment, building export capabilities, and promoting exporters and their products. It creates export opportunities and increases the competitiveness of Saudi businesses to help them access international markets, enabling them to raise the status of Saudi products and contribute to the national economy.

The efforts of Saudi Exports are guided by the Saudi Vision 2030 and based on the aspirations of the Kingdom’s leadership to diversify the revenue sources of the national economy. — SG