The EDB’s trade information service is designed to meet the information requirements of those engaged in activities related to international trade. To do this we
Access the most up-to-date sources using tools of Information Technology
Add value to information, repackaging it to help users to interpret the data
Service Focus on
Development of a need based integrated computerized information system covering all aspects of business information.
Timely dissemination of information through
Seminars and Workshops
Audio Visual Aid using Electronic Communication Links
Direct access to International Information Services
Our Specialisation is in
Product and market information specifically on suppliers, standards and specifications, trade statistics, tariffs, market trends, consumer preferences, prices and competitors.
Electronic Links To Global Sources are with
ITC - Import/Export statistics
Market News Service (MNS) Statistics
Current Specialised Journals
Trade Directories/year Books
Publications and Market Reports published by the ITC, CBI, JETRO, OECD, COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT, IMF, WORLD BANK etc.
Business Lanka - The quarterly journal of the EDB is an advertising tool for the local exporter/manufacturer. It has a circulation of over 1000 copies of which 75% is overseas.
Expo News/Apanayana Puwath - Our fortnightly newsletter targeted at providing the Sri Lankan exporter with current information on product and market trends, current international prices, trade opportunities, promotional events etc.
In House Databases
Designed to provide the latest information in minimum time cover.
International tariff rates, procedures and regulations