Registration for EDB Services


Register as an Exporter at EDB

The EDB has been operating the Scheme of Registration of Exporters since 1985, in terms of Section 29 (2) (d) of the Export Development Act No. 40 of 1979 and regulation set out in the Gazette Notification dated 27th June 1985 No. 355/14. The EDB registration operates as a voluntary scheme used only for the Institutional Development Programmes.

Instructions for registration

Duly filled application form should be submitted along with the following supporting documents listed below, under each category with originals and photocopies.

  • Individual Business (Sole Proprietorship)
    • Individual Business Registration Certificate (BRC) containing the word `Export` in Column No. 02 (General nature of Business)
    • A Photo Copy of the National Identity Card of the Proprietor
  • Partnership Company
    • Partnership Registration Certificate containing the word `Export` In Column No. 02.
    • A photocopy of the National Identity Card of a partner who had signed the application
  • Limited Liability Company (Private/Public) (Under the Company Act – 2007)
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Registration of a Company – Form 01/Form 40 (Certified by the Dept. of Registrar of Companies).
    • Application should be signed by the Managing Director or any Director of the Company along with the company rubber seal on the Column No. 12.
    • A Photo Copy of the National Identity Card of the Managing Director/Director who had signed the application
    • A request letter addressed to Director / Trade Facilitation & Trade Information of the EDB by Managing Director / Director of the Company confirming exports.

A temporary Registration Number may be issued to enterprises who express their willingness to export if the required documents are in order. However to obtain the status of your registration as an “Exporter”, you are required to produce documentary evidence in respect of your exports such as CUSDEC Form, Bill of Lading/Airway Bill & Commercial Invoice, VAT & TIN certificates etc. within a period of one year, to be eligible for free listing in the Exporters Directory.

Download Application & Procedure Form

On acceptance of the application for registration each exporter will be allocated a unique registration number by the Board.

The registration number issued under these regulations shall not be transferable

  • The exporters registered under this scheme are required to furnish information to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board on an annual basis quoting the registration number for the purpose of renewal of registration
  • Only changes or additions are required to be indicated
  • If there are no changes, the form shall be set indicating that there are no changes
  • The registration should be renewed before 31st January, every year.

Register for the Directory of Sri Lankan Exporters

The Trade Facilitation & Trade Information Division implements and monitors this registration scheme. The objective of the scheme is to maintain an up-to-date data bank which assists in the formulation of national export policies and serve as a guide for foreign buyers to reach local suppliers.
The exporters should fill the specific form to register for the Directory of Sri Lankan Exporters and forward to the Trade Facilitation and Trade Information Division. Annual update of information could be done using the same form.

Download Application - Directory of Sri Lankan Exporters

eMARKETPLACE – the official website of EDB, is Sri Lanka's window to the world, displaying range of the country's export products and services. This venture brings together in one place suppliers, buyers, shippers, logistics and finance together with market and product information. The system is empowered with highly secured software that enables online purchase and is open to buyers from anywhere in the world who can connect to the Internet.

All customers could highly guarantee the credibility of all business transactions done through this state owned business portal.

View More Info about eMARKETPLACE

Register for online Trade Statistics

The EDB provides online Sri Lankan trade statistics for the registered customers for an Annual subscription fee of Rs. 2500/=.

Download Application - online Trade Statistics

Register for Web Advertisements

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is the nation’s apex organization for promotion and development of exports., our highly informative web portal is frequented by the representatives of a huge number local and international businesses, which makes it a highly effective B2B marketing & networking platform. Therefore, by advertising on our website, you can secure great online exposure for your business and push it to the next level. Go over our advertising policy and creative guidelines so that you can a clear idea on how exactly you can advertise with us. Advertise with us and be part of our success story.

Web Advertisements Rates

Local Exporters - Advertisements RatesLocal Service Providers - Advertisements Rates Download Application - Web Advertisements