• EDB, SLGJA partner to attract innovative jewellery design talent

    08/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB, SLGJA partner to attract innovative jewellery design talent

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) in collaboration with Academy of Design (AOD) launched a One Year Diploma in Jewellery Designing............

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  • Rattan Craft to intensify handicraft exports

    08/02/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Rattan Craft to intensify handicraft exports

    Sri Lanka is a fertile ground for handicraft artisans.  It is no secret that the creations of their hands are invincible in the world...........

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  • Highlights of Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA which makes watershed in Sri Lankan economy

    06/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Highlights of Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA which makes watershed in Sri Lankan economy

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena witness the signing of the free trade agreement by Singapore’s Minister of Trade S. Ishwaran and Sri Lankan Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama.

    On 23 January, Sri Lanka marked a significant watershed in the development of its economy when it signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore after 18 months of negotiations between the trade negotiation teams of both countries.

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  • UK delegation visits EDB

    01/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    UK delegation visits EDB

    A group of UK Parliamentarians headed by MP Ranil Jayawardena visited EDB recently and discussed the current trade scenario as well as the future potential......

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  • Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers trade delegation visit to EDB

    30/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers trade delegation visit to EDB

    At the request by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia the EDB met the trade delegation from Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) on 23 January 2018 at EDB....

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  • Significant growth in exports in Jan-Nov 2017

    18/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Significant growth in exports in Jan-Nov 2017

    Exports continued to record growth momentum for eight of 11 months of 2017 compared to 2016, the Exports Development Board (EDB) said yesterday(17-01-2018).

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  • Lanka Rubber Global Consortium debuts to boost exports

    18/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Lanka Rubber Global Consortium debuts to boost exports

    A unique Lanka Rubber Global Consortium was launched yesterday (17-01-2018) to boost the industry’s exports under a groundbreaking multi-stakeholder initiative.

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  • International fashion industry expert Donald Potard from Parson’s University in Paris visits Sri Lanka

    10/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    International fashion industry expert Donald Potard from Parson’s University in Paris visits Sri Lanka

    In line with the Export Development Board’s (EDB) efforts to promote the fashion design sector, EDB gave the opportunity for three Sri Lankan designers to promote their designs..........

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  • Iranian delegates visited to EDB

    08/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Iranian delegates visited to EDB

    A four-member Iranian delegation visited the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) to discuss the potential for re-exportation of dehydrated grapes to the Middle Eastern market.......

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  • Nagano Employers’ Association visits EDB to Enhance Trade Relations between Sri Lanka and Japan

    04/01/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Nagano Employers’ Association visits EDB to Enhance Trade Relations between Sri Lanka and Japan

    A delegation from Nagano Employers’ Association in Nagano Prefecture, Japan visited Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with the objective of increasing awareness on Sri Lankan key export products and services...........

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  • Collaborating To Compete: A new dawn to the Sri Lankan Rubber sector entities! – EDB/ADB Initiative

    25/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Collaborating To Compete: A new dawn to the Sri Lankan Rubber sector entities! – EDB/ADB Initiative

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) having collaborated with Asian Development Bank carried out a study to identify issues being encountered by companies in their value chains pertaining to few identified sectors in Sri Lanka such as Rubber,.....

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  • Growth of Demand for Coconut in the Global Market

    21/12/2017

    02/01/2017
    Growth of Demand for Coconut in the Global Market

    In the past decade, the global demand for coconut had grown by 500%. During the same time, coconut got its biggest marketing boost yet. With a series of celebrity endorsements, it has been re-launched as a “superfood” to the global market. The demand for two coconut products namely coconut...

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  • More Benefits to SMEs through Implementation of HNB - EDB Small and Medium Scale Export Credit Scheme

    21/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    More Benefits to SMEs through Implementation of HNB - EDB Small and Medium Scale Export Credit Scheme

    Hatton National Bank (HNB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has introduced a new export credit scheme for the benefit of small and medium-scale exporters in Sri Lanka.

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  • Sri Lankan exporters strengthen their value proposition at EDB’s first Export Marketplace

    21/12/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan exporters strengthen their value proposition at EDB’s first Export Marketplace

    Sri Lankan exporters, service providers, and buyers engaged in a full day pilot export marketplace organized by Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Dilmah Conservation and the World Bank Group. Three companies were awarded prizes of US$ 5000 each to strengthen their export value proposition.

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  • Expansion of Organic Spices Exports from Sri Lanka

    15/12/2017

    02/01/2017
    Expansion of Organic Spices Exports from Sri Lanka

    Organic agriculture is an environment friendly, culturally sensitive, socially just, and economically viable and a sustainable & efficient production system. The Organic food market is supported by consumers globally and is in ever-growing demand since last few decades. By today, it’s worth...

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  • Sri Lanka breeds Arowana (lucky fish) successfully in Polonnaruwa.

    12/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka breeds Arowana (lucky fish) successfully in Polonnaruwa.

    For the first time in Sri Lanka, successful captive breeding of Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus) has been recorded in the Polonnaruwa district recently. The species is considered as a high valued ornamental fish in the international market and the local market as well.

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  • EDB promotes global value chain linking automobile component manufacturing sector with Thailand

    12/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB promotes global value chain linking automobile component manufacturing sector with Thailand

    The global trading environment is changing rapidly with global production networks and global value chains. The developments are a result of product fragmentation; cross boarder dispersion of component production/assembly. Each country specializes in a particular stage of production sequence and trades the value added components which ultimately results in the final product.

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  • Turkey’s DeriDesen interested in starting production in Sri Lanka

    08/12/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Turkey’s DeriDesen interested in starting production in Sri Lanka

    Istanbul-based Turkish label manufacturer DeriDesen has expressed interest in starting a production plant in Sri Lanka.

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  • Strong uptick in exports and FDIs, latest 2017 data shows

    08/12/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Strong uptick in exports and FDIs, latest 2017 data shows

    As Sri Lanka’s pro-growth reforms gather pace, amidst an improving external economic environment, exports and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) have shown substantial increases this year compared to last year, the Development Strategy and International Trade Ministry said.

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  • Exploring new opportunities under Pakistan-SL FTA at Expo Pakistan

    05/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Exploring new opportunities under Pakistan-SL FTA at Expo Pakistan

    The Trade Development Authority functioning under the purview of Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan organised the 10th Expo Pakistan from 7 to 9 November at Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan.

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