• EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    16/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an awareness program for the entrepreneurs of the Southern Province on the national program to establish 2,000 new exporters. The program was held at the Sanaya Hotel, Matara on Friday, 11 May.

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  • A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    04/05/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board under the directive of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade arranged a successful inward delegation from Pakistan following the research done by EDB in 2017 on new opportunities in Pakistan, the 2nd largest economy in South Asia. This mission also focused on maximizing trade under the Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) to achieve the export earnings of US$ 20 million in 2020.

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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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  • Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Master Plan – 2017 - 2026

    22/01/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Master Plan – 2017 - 2026

    Last year’s Natural Rubber and Rubber-based product exports from Sri Lanka brought in revenue slightly north of US $800 million. Of this, the highest portion, amounting to nearly US $250 million, went to the USA

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The increasing growth in the usage of natural rubber

    07/11/2017

    02/01/2017
    The increasing growth in the usage of natural rubber

    Natural Rubber is an elastic substance obtained from the latex sap of trees, especially those trees which belong to the genera Hevea and Ficus. Technically speaking, natural rubber is an elastomer or an elastic hydrocarbon polymer. Natural rubber is one of the types of rubber that also include vulcanized...

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  • EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

    30/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

    Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of the digitalisation of economic activities and trade which can support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to ICT-enabled financial services.

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  • World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

    25/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

    The 2017 edition of the annual World Export Development Forum (WEDF) kicks off today in Budapest, Hungary under the theme ‘Trade – A Force for Good: Include, Innovate, Integrate’.

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  • EDB RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH PUM NETHERLANDS UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) TO ASSIST EXPORT ORIENTED SME ENTERPRISES

    08/09/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH PUM NETHERLANDS UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) TO ASSIST EXPORT ORIENTED SME ENTERPRISES

    The EDB entered into a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts with a view to supporting particularly export oriented Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by obtaining services of PUM experts from mainly Europe in the areas of technology transfer, process improvement, product development, capacity building and training needs.

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  • EDB introduces manufacturing excellence to rubber and plastic export-oriented industry

    25/07/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB introduces manufacturing excellence to rubber and plastic export-oriented industry

    The rubber products industry is a key industry contributing 6.9 % to total exports (2016). Sri Lanka produces a wide variety of rubber products and the major markets are the US, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Canada, the UK and Brazil.

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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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  • 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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  • Improving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Sector with New Breeds and Varieties

    11/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Improving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Sector with New Breeds and Varieties

    Sri Lanka, the cradle of the global rubber revolution and one of the eleven natural rubber growing countries in the world, only holds the tenth position among the eleven members of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) mainly due to the low production and yield of natural rubber.

    Due to the low yield in Sri Lankan rubber plantations and to the rising amounts of domestic consumption, Sri Lanka’s rubber exports have diminished from 120,900 metric tons in 1980 to a mere 16,300 metric tons in 2014, as per the statistics provided by the Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka.

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  • Sri Lanka slashes tax on raw rubber exports

    18/05/2016 Economynext

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka slashes tax on raw rubber exports

    The Sri Lankan government will slash a cess on raw rubber exports to Rs4 a kilo from Rs15 to help cultivators get better prices by increasing competition between shippers and the domestic industry, a spokesman said.

    Media Minister Gayantha Karunatillake said about 80 percent of natural rubber grown in the island is consumed by domestic industrialists and the rest exported.

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