• Travel goods from Sri Lanka to receive duty free entry to US

    24/07/2017 LBO

    02/01/2017
    Travel goods from Sri Lanka to receive duty free entry to US

    Export of travel-related products from Sri Lanka will enjoy duty free entry to the United States following a decision by the US administration to approve the inclusion of travel goods from all GSP beneficiary countries, including Sri Lanka, in the expanded US GSP scheme on July 1, 2017.

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  • EDB Chief says international brands keen to set up facilities in SL

    21/07/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB Chief says international brands keen to set up facilities in SL

    With the help of foreign missions, the Export Development Board (EDB) confirmed that its collective effort has enabled it to knock on the doors of some well-known international brands that are keen on shifting their production facilities to Sri Lanka.

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  • EDB organized the Entrepót Traders Forum

    21/07/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB organized the Entrepót Traders Forum

    The EDB conducted a Forum on Entrepót Trade with the participation of a large number of traders/exporters and others engaged in the Entrepót trade. Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA), Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council (SLSC), Shippers Academy Colombo and several public sector institutions relevant to the trade including Sri Lanka Customs, Ports Authority and BOI collaborated with EDB in organizing the Entrepót Traders’ Forum held at EDB Auditorium on 13th July 2017.

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  • Export Development Board (EDB) held the 11th Exporters’ Forum

    20/07/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Export Development Board (EDB) held the 11th Exporters’ Forum

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade in collaboration with the Export Development Board (EDB) organized the 11th Exporters Forum at the EDB Auditorium on 18th July 2017.

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  • The Director General (EDB) awarded Silver Category for Leadership excellence in State and Government

    17/07/2017 Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    The Director General (EDB) awarded Silver Category for Leadership excellence in State and Government

    Women in Management in partnership with IFC, presented the “Top 50 Professional & Career Women – Sri Lanka 2017” on 14th July 2017 at the TAJ Samudra with a theme of “Beyond Parity – Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders”, to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women who inspire those around them through their astounding achievements in their careers, businesses and everyday lives.

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  • EDB organises Technical Training and Exposure Programme for rubber products sector

    13/07/2017 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB organises Technical Training and Exposure Programme for rubber products sector

    The EDB, with the assistance of the Sri Lanka High Commission in UK, organised a Technical Training and Exposure Programme for the Rubber Products Sector, at Tun Abdul Razake Research Center (TARRC), UK from June 13 to 16, for eleven representatives (technically qualified) from leading companies manufacturing and exporting rubber products including an officer from the Rubber Research Institute in Sri Lanka.

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  • Second symposium to develop national export strategy kicks off

    12/07/2017

    02/01/2017
    Second symposium to develop national export strategy kicks off

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will conduct the second consultation for Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) from today. Over 300 public and private sector representatives are expected to attend in order to chart the next export growth cycle of the country.

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  • Export Opportunities in Pakistan

    05/07/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Export Opportunities in Pakistan

    The EDB organized a seminar on “Export opportunities in the Pakistan Market” with the objective of increasing awareness of the market opportunities available in the Pakistan market for Sri Lankan products.

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  • Oman hypermarkets ready for Sri Lankan exports

    27/06/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Oman hypermarkets ready for Sri Lankan exports

    Delegates comprising seven sourcing directors who represent five companies in Oman on the initiation of the EDB and in coordination with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman most of whom own Hypermarket chains had B2B meetings with 45 Sri Lankan exporters ......

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  • EDB seminar on renewed opportunities for entrepreneurs to enter EU market

    16/06/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB seminar on renewed opportunities for entrepreneurs to enter EU market

    The EDB organised a seminar in association with the Export Product Associations on ‘Renewed Opportunities in EU Market’ with the objective of making the Sri Lankan export community aware of the opportunities under the EU GSP+ concessions when exporting to European Region.

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  • EDB promotes Made in Sri Lanka at SIAL Canada

    12/06/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promotes Made in Sri Lanka at SIAL Canada

    Sri Lanka Pavilion at SIAL Canada, in Toronto

    The Export Development Board (EDB) organised Sri Lanka’s participation at the ‘SIAL Canada 2017’ from 2-4 May in Toronto Canada in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Toronto and the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada.

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  • Development of women entrepreneurs to enter international market

    02/06/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Development of women entrepreneurs to enter international market

    Lakmini Wijesundera Sandra Wanduragala 

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised a half day seminar on the theme ‘Development of Women Entrepreneurs to the International Market’ at the EDB Auditorium, Colombo 02, on 25 May with the objective of creating awareness among women entrepreneurs on business opportunities in the international market, as part of the overall program for developing 2,000 new exporters by 2020.

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  • Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Japan IT Week from May 10 -12, 2017

    05/05/2017

    02/01/2017
    Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Japan IT Week from May 10 -12, 2017

    Japan IT Week, the largest IT trade show in Japan, is a single location solution offering latest IT technologies and solutions. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd and to be held from May 10 to 12, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, an International Exhibition Center in Tokyo, Japan, the Japan IT Week will...

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  • EDB promoting exports of ICT services

    03/05/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promoting exports of ICT services

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) with the assistance of Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) is organising a seminar on Sri Lanka IT in Tokyo on 9 May and participating at Japan IT Week 2017 from 10-12 May at Tokyo big sight, Japan.

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board prepared to develop entrepreneurs in Central Province to become Exporters

    02/05/2017

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board prepared to develop entrepreneurs in Central Province to become Exporters

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on the direction of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade held the second programme of creating awareness for the Central Province entrepreneurs on the developing 2000 new exporters by 2020 on 28th April 2017 at the Central Provincial Council Auditorium of Pallekele, Kandy.

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  • Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

    12/04/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) conducted the first national symposium for Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) with more than 150 public and private sector representatives to plan the next export growth cycle of the country.

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  • National exports strategy key to development agenda

    11/04/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    National exports strategy key to development agenda

    Following is the message by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, delivered to mark Sri Lanka’s First National Export Strategy Symposium held at the Temple Trees.

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  • EDB hosts program in Northern Region to assist entrepreneurs

    27/03/2017 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB hosts program in Northern Region to assist entrepreneurs

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) under the direction of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade launched the first in a series of awareness programmes under the National Programme of Development of 2000 exporters by the year 2020 in Jaffna....

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  • EDB to Groom 2,000 Entrepreneurs

    20/03/2017 by Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    EDB to Groom 2,000 Entrepreneurs

    EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte

    The Export Development Board (EDB), the apex body for exports in the country, has embarked on a program to groom 2,000 entrepreneurs to enter the global export market which will result in many trickle down benefits to the economy.

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  • EDB impetus for product, tech upgrade for the export sector

    10/01/2017 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB impetus for product, tech upgrade for the export sector

    The export sector of Sri Lanka which contributes nearly 20% to the country’s GDP, plays a vital role in achieving the development objectives of the government in terms of, employment generation poverty alleviation and enhancing foreign exchange earnings.

    The Government is pursuing an outward looking economic policy and is taking measures to integrate with the rest of the world to connect and compete to reach wider market access through deepening the existing FTAs with India and Pakistan, working on new trade agreements with Asian economies like China and Singapore and possible preferential trade agreements with Thailand, Malaysia and Turkey. All the above and the restoration of GSP+ in the year 2017 and initiatives to boost trade with USA will open up new opportunities for the export sector.

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