International cooperation

International Cooperation Scheme

  • It is a demand driven scheme under which financial assistance is provided on reimbursement basis to the eligible State /Central Government Organisations and Registered Industry Associations, societies /trusts associated with promotion and development of MSME sector.

  • As per the existing guidelines, the eligible organizations are facilitated for visit /participation of MSMEs in international exhibitions /trade fairs/buyer-seller meet etc. abroad and also holding International conferences/seminars/ workshops in India, for technology infusion, exploring business opportunities, joint ventures etc.

  • Under the Scheme, during the current FY 2018-19, Rs.3.59 crore has been released upto 28.12.2018 for facilitating 454 MSMEs.

  • During 2017-18, financial assistance of Rs.4.08 crore was released for facilitating 723 MSMEs.

  • Guidelines of this Scheme are available on the website of the Ministry i.e.

  • Description

  • The Scheme covers the following activities:

  • i. Visit of MSME business delegations to other countries to international exhibitions/ trade fairs etc. for exploring new areas of technology infusion/ up-gradation, facilitating of joint ventures, improving market for MSMEs products, foreign collaborations amongst others.
  • ii. Visit and participation by Indian MSMEs in international exhibitions, trade fairs and buyer-seller meets in foreign countries.
  • iii. Participation of Indian MSMEs in International exhibitions/ trade fairs held in India in which there is international participation.
  • iv. Holding international Conferences and Seminars on topics and themes of interest to the Indian MSMEs.
  • v. Holding / organizing International Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops in India by Ministry of MSME or its organizations.

  • IC Scheme provides financial assistance for airfare and space rent on reimbursement basis.

  • 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.

  • Detailed Guidelines
  • The detailed guidelines of International Cooperation Scheme including application form and claim form are available on the website of the Ministry namely