• 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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  • HNB, EDB launch breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

    07/09/2017 DailyFT

    02/01/2017
    HNB, EDB launch breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

    Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC working in close collaboration with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) announced the launch of HNB SME Export Credit, a pioneering new facility specially designed to meet the requirements and aspirations of Sri Lanka’s burgeoning Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.

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  • EDB Seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends”

    06/09/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB Seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends”

    Mr. Lee. Kang Wan addressing the audience

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board has organized a seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends” for the Sri Lankan IOT, ICT, and Electronics and Electrical Sector exporters and potential exporters to increase the awareness on current and future technology trends in the world.

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  • Sri Lanka’s Participation in the 60th Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair

    01/09/2017

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s Participation in the 60<sup>th</sup> Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand proposes to organize Sri Lanka's participation at the "60th Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair 2017, to be held from 06th to 10thof September 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Through organizing a Sri Lanka Country pavilion, we intend to showcase Sri Lanka's strengths and capabilities as a leading sourcing destination for quality gem & jewellery and to further enhance Sri Lanka's gem and Jewellery exports to Thailand.

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  • EDB promotes ‘Digital Doors to Trade’

    29/08/2017 DailyFT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promotes ‘Digital Doors to Trade’

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a half day seminar on ‘Digital Doors to Trade’ for Sri Lankan exporters to create awareness on Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) digital trade platforms. The seminar was held recently at the EDB Auditorium with the participation more than 125 people.

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  • Hon. State Minister hails the Turkish Investors

    21/08/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Hon. State Minister  hails the Turkish Investors

    On the invitation by the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Sri Lanka a Ministerial Delegation led by the Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe, State Minister of International Trade together with the representatives from Board of Investment (BOI), Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) are currently in Turkey attending meetings related to trade and investment promotions. The delegation will also attend the 86th Izmir International Fair opening ceremony and seminar program.

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  • EDB promotes Sri Lankan education services in Nepal

    04/08/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promotes Sri Lankan education services in Nepal

    The EDB facilitated the Sri Lankan educational services exports sector to participate in the 11th ECAN Education Fair which was held in Nepal from 20-23 July, providing information, coordination and financial assistance under the EDB Market Development Assistance Program.

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  • EDB organises seminar for women entrepreneurs in Vavuniya

    01/08/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB organises seminar for women entrepreneurs in Vavuniya

    EDB organised a seminar for women entrepreneurs on Thursday, 20 July in District Secretariat, Vavuniya with the objective of developing women entrepreneurs to enter to the international market.

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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