One of the biggest online vendors, Alibaba is coming to Serbia soon, and the company is also interested in investing in tourism and logistics – says State Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Tatjana Matic after meeting with Alibaba’s executives in the company’s HG in Hangzhou.
“Alibaba and the Ministry of Trade agreed on cooperating in the areas of e-commerce, tourism and telecommunications”, Matic said and added that, after the concrete project activities have been drafted, the two sides would sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
At the meeting, Alibaba presented the company in detail. They currently have over 11 million employees worldwide, and 488 million active users. The company is also seriously considering building a logistics and distribution centre in Serbia that would reduce delivery time in Serbia from 17 days to only 17 hours.
The company ships close to 200 million packages, worth around 10 billion dollars, every single day. Alibaba already has an EU logistics centre in Frankfurt, Germany, but, regardless, they are keen to open one in Belgrade too.
This would have substantial economic benefits for our country considering that the Regional Post Office Distribution Centre in Belgrade distributes over 1.5 million packages in Serbia annually, with one third of them coming from China.
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