Why Sri Lanka Entrepot Trade ?

Ideal Geographical Location

  • Sri Lanka’s locational advantage of being in the path of East-West maritime route
  • Centrally located with direct flights to Asia, Middle East and Europe
  • Sri Lanka has a favorable tropical climate all year round which enables undisrupted movement of cargo vessels.

Conductive climate for business

  • FDI friendly policies
  • Placed well in the ease of doing business ranking relative the countries in the South Asian region.
  • Easy access to information under the recently introduced Right to Information Act

Enhanced government focus to develop the industry

  • Introduction of Commercial Hub Regulations in 2013, having recognized the importance of the Entrepot Trade.
  • Ongoing Port Expansion >

Conductive general infrastructure for operations

  • Advanced telecommunication and information technology services
  • Well- developed road network with express ways.
  • Reliable utility services at competitive rates. Only South Asian country with 24/7 electricity supply

Sri Lanka Customs readiness to handle volume growth with Electronic Data Interchange (ASYCUDA World)

  • Relatively speedy customs clearance
  • Advanced real time management information systems

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