Training Programs

The EDB operates training programs & certificate courses to educate exporters and potential exporters on international trade.

Course on Operational Aspects of International Trade

For whom

For senior and middle level executives in public and private sector organizations dealing with international trade.

Course Content

Module 1 - Five (05) Saturdays

  • Legal and Financial Aspects of International Trade
  • Negotiation skills
  • Sales contacts
  • Contracts of carriage
  • Method of Settlement of Payment
  • Import Export Financing
  • Costing & Pricing
  • INCOTERMS(2010)
  • Exchange Risks
  • Settlement of Disputes
  • Preferential Trading
  • Factoring
  • eCommerce

Module II - Five (05) Saturdays

  • Logistics & Import/Export Procedures
  • Transport & Freight Forwarding
  • Customs Procedures
  • SLPA Procedures
  • Duty-free Access to imported inputs
  • Export Packaging
  • Marine Insurance
  • Air Cargo Procedures
  • BOI Procedures
  • Import & Export Procedures
  • Enter pot Trade

A field Visit to Sri Lanka Customs, Colombo Port and Air Cargo Terminal Katunayake is included.

Course Fee - Rs. 25,000/- for the programme. (Rs.10,000/- per Module plus Rs.5,000/-For the Field Visit)


Ms. Chinthika Sielman - Export Promotion Officer

Tel. No: +94 11 2300705-11 Ext(323)

Fax No: +94 11 2300676

E-mail: [email protected]

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Certificate Course in Import/Export Procedures

For Whom

For personnel who need to enhance their knowledge on operations in cargo clearance, freight forwarding and shipping.

Course Contents
  • Introduction to Export Procedures & Certification
  • Introduction to Import Procedures
  • Customs Import, Export, Bonds Procedures & Documentation
  • Port Procedures & Documentation
  • Air Cargo Procedures
  • BOI Procedures
  • Banking Procedures in related to International Trade
  • Freight Forwarding & Transportation
  • Quality Controls on Export & Import
  • Cargo Insurance
  • Other requirements in International Trade

Course Fee - Rs. 20,000/- for the programme. (Rs.15,000/- for course fee plus Rs.5,000/-For the Field Visit)

Course materials and refreshments will be provided.

Cheques should be drawn in favour of SRI LANKA EXPORT DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Contact :

Mrs. Ramya Dharmawardena Deputy Director

Tel. No:+94 11 2300678

Fax No: +94 11 2300676

E-mail: [email protected]


An evaluation test will be conducted at the end of the course and successful participants will be awarded a certificate.

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Certificate Course in Packaging Technology – 2016

For whom

For Middle and junior managers, Quality Controllers in the packaging user industries, Exporters, Export Oriented Medium Scale Entrepreneurs etc.

Course Content


  • Fundamentals of Packaging
  • Environmental Aspects of Packaging
  • Packaging, Marketing & Graphic Designing
  • Closures, Applicators, Fasteners, Printing Inks, Adhesives, Coatings, Labels & Labeling
  • Distribution Packaging, (Logistics, Package Design, Distribution Hazards, Reliability/Performance testing)
  • Packaging Machinery and their Operations
  • Export Packaging considerations & selection of appropriate packing materials for various products
  • Standardization

Flexible Packaging

  • Chemistry of Polymers; Aluminum foil conversion
  • Factors governing the Selection of Flexible Packaging Materials
  • Flexible Packaging Materials, Barrier Properties, Flexible Package Converting Operations & Quality Assurance Aspects
  • Multi-wall Paper/Woven Sacks

Rigid Packaging

  • Paper board Packaging & Corrugated Fiberboard packaging
  • Metal Cans
  • Glass Containers
  • Rigid Plastics
  • Wooden Containers
  • Fiber Tubes/Cans/Drums
  • Quality Assurance Aspects

Course Fee: Rs. 30,000/- per participant (Inclusive of Lunch, Refreshment & Course Materials)

Contact :

Ms. K. Ratnamalala - Assistant Director

Tel. No: tel:+94112302071

Fax : +94 11 2302071

E-mail: [email protected]