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At EDB, we regularly update our announcements page with our tenders, training programs, trade shows and fairs, important notifications, vacancies, and so on targeting Sri Lankan exporters, foreign buyers and anyone else who’s interested in these matters.

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  • Selection of A Marketing Agency to Develop A National Logistics Marketing Plan and Implement Digital / Non-Digital Promotions 31 July 2021

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) invites proposals from eligible Marketing agencies with Public Relations (PR) skills to develop a national logistics marketing plan and implement digital/non-digital promotions to position Sri Lanka as the Indian Ocean Maritime, Logistics and Distribution hub providing all services and facilities.

    The Marketing agency will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Marketing agency, published by National Procurement Agency.

    Scope of work
    The scope of work is detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR).

    Application Procedure
    Marketing  agencies are invited to submit Request For Proposal addressed to the Chairperson, Department Consultants Procurement Committee, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Procurement Unit, 6th Floor, NDB-EDB Tower, 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02, indicating “RFP- Contract Number and the subject” should be clearly mentioned on the top left hand corner of the envelope and should be sent at or before 2.30 p.m. 27th August, 2021 by registered post or placed in the Tender Box kept in the Procurement Unit (Level 06 of the EDB office at the below address).The applicants are requested to submit detailed sealed technical proposals and the financial proposals separately  with a duplicate copy.

    It has been decided to issue the RFP document online, considering the Covid -19 pandemic situation that prevails in the country. Accordingly, the RFP document could be downloaded from the EDB web site www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcement”. The companies who have obtained the RFP document from the website should pay Rs.2000/= as a non-refundable deposit to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Account No. -306605, Bank of Ceylon, Lake View branch and a copy of the deposit slip should be forwarded along with the RFP document to the EDB.  The RFP document without a copy of the deposit slip will not be accepted as a valid document.

    For further details please contact Ms. Priyadarshanie Hewawasam , Export Promotion Officer  on: 0772 494807  E-mail: [email protected]

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  • Capacity Building Programme for SME Exporters to Move Up the Value Chain Through Marketing & Brand Development 29 July 2021

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) proposes to conduct a structured training programme to build capacities of SME exporters to move up the value chain through marketing and brand development.

    The objective of the programme is to provide an understanding on essentials of entrepreneurship with specialization in brand management to equip the businesses with creative and innovative marketing and branding strategies to operate in competitive environment to increase exports.

    FOR WHOM
    SME Exporters engaged in export of products & services with a total annual sales turnover between Rs. 16 Mn. to Rs. 750 Mn. and having 3 years of export experience are eligible to apply. The companies should have a strong local supply chain, adequate resources, and infrastructure. The qualified companies will be shortlisted and selected through a screening process.

    WHAT IS OFFERED
    The training programme will be conducted by a professional marketing consultancy firm/ specialized institution. The programme is designed to build the selected entrepreneurs’ capacities through an array of business support services. The programme will be in two folds with interactive classroom learning sessions and practical brand coaching sessions including personal guidance on building a brand, on-site visits, and brand mentoring.

    The programme will be for 06 months.

    HOW TO APPLY
    The Application form could be downloaded from the EDB website – www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.

    Duly completed application should be submitted to the Director/ Market Development, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02 on or before Monday, 16th August 2021.

    For further details, please contact Ms. Dinushika Abeygunawardene, Assistant Director/ Market Development Mobile: 0776 190050 E mail: [email protected].

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  • 91st Course on Operational Aspects of International Trade 19 July 2021

  • Selection of A Digital Agency to Develop Digital Marketing Content to Position Sri Lanka as A Unique Destination for The Electronic and Electrical Sector 12 July 2021

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) invites proposals from eligible Digital Agency to develop Digital Marketing Content to position Sri Lanka as a unique destination for the Electronic and Electrical Sector.

    The Digital Agency will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants, published by National Procurement Agency.

    SCOPE OF WORK
    The scope of work involved in the project is detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR).

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Digital Agencies are invited to submit Request for Proposal (RFP) addressed to the Chairperson, Department Consultants Procurement Committee (CPCD), Sri Lanka Export Development Board, NDB-EDB Tower, 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02, indicating RFP- Contract Number and the subject should be clearly mentioned on the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent on or before 09th August 2021 at 2.30 p.m. by registered post or placed in the Tender Box kept in the Procurement Unit (Level 06 of the EDB office at the below address). The applicants are requested to submit detailed sealed technical proposal and the financial proposal with duplicate copy separately.

    It has been decided to issue form of RFP document online considering the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country. Accordingly, the specimen RFP document could be downloaded from EDB website www.srilankabusiness.com under ”Announcement”. The companies obtaining the RFP document from the website, should deposit Rs.1000/= as a non-refundable deposit to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Account No. - 306605 at the Bank of Ceylon, Lake View branch and a copy of the deposit slip should be forwarded along with the RFP document to the EDB. The RFP document without a copy of the deposit slip will not be accepted as a valid document.

    For further details, please contact Mr. Akila Zoysa, Assistant Director - EDB on: 071-6855188 E-mail: [email protected]

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  • National Export Brands Development Programme to Assist Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs to Develop and Promote Homegrown Brands in Overseas Markets 2021 - 2024 09 July 2021

    In line with the Government National Policy Framework “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor”, strengthening local enterprises and establishing Sri Lanka as a global innovation hub is identified as a key development strategy to achieve economic prosperity of the country.

    Sri Lanka needs to develop a strong export sector to stabilize the economy by increasing foreign exchange earnings, especially in the context of the current COVID 19 pandemic. Building strong home-grown brands with a value-added portfolio and differentiated products and services in overseas markets will play a crucial role in the new normal trading environment.

    In the above context, the National Export Brands Development Programme has been formulated to provide financial assistance to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs to develop and promote homegrown brands in overseas markets. This Programme envisages to encourage Sri Lankan entrepreneurs to develop and promote creative, innovative & high value-added products for the international market. The scheme is applicable only for 100% Sri Lankan owned brands.

    FOR WHOM & WHAT IS OFFERED

    Category I - Established export companies:
    Exporters having an established brand and previous branding experiences in international markets with established supply chain and adequate infrastructure are eligible to apply. The companies should have more than 3 years of export experience.

    50% matching grant up to a maximum of Rs. 10.0 Mn. per year for 03 years will be considered on reimbursement basis.

    Category II - Export-ready companies:
    Companies, having a strong local brand presence, solid local supply chain, adequate resources, and infrastructure with commitment towards entering the export market are eligible to apply.

    50% matching grant up to a maximum of Rs. 5.0 Mn. per year for 03 years will be considered on reimbursement basis.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Application form together with the Scheme Guidelines could be downloaded from the EDB website – www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.

    Duly completed application with all relevant documents as stipulated in the Scheme Guidelines should be submitted to the Director-Market Development, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02 on or before Friday, 13th August 2021 and scanned copies of the completed application with all relevant documents could also be emailed to [email protected]  and [email protected]

    For further details, contact Mr. Prasanna Jayasinghe, Deputy Director/Market Development Tel: 011 2300722, Mobile: 071 6850217, E mail: [email protected] & Ms. Dinushika Abeygunawardene, Assistant Director/ Market Development Mobile: 0776 190050 E mail: [email protected]

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  • Market Promotion Assistance (MPA) Scheme 2021-2022 11 January 2021

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board proposes to extend financial assistance to the Sri Lankan enterprises under the Market Promotion Assistance (MPA) Scheme for their own efforts on market development activities on cost sharing basis, with the objective to strengthen the export sector and mitigate the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    WHAT IS OFFERED

    Category 1
    Assistance will be considered up to a maximum of Rs. 500,000/- per year on reimbursement basis for export promotional activities.

    Category 2
    Assistance will be considered up to a maximum of Rs. 1.0 Mn to develop and promote Sri Lankan home grown brands per year on reimbursement basis.

    Refer scheme guidelines for details.

    FOR WHOM
    Enterprises interested in overseas market promotion

    HOW TO APPLY
    Application form together with the scheme guidelines could be downloaded from the EDB website - www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.

    Duly completed application with all relevant documents as stipulated in the scheme guidelines should reach the Director-Market Development, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2, at least four (4) weeks prior to the date of commencement of the program.

    For further information, please contact Ms. Erandi Shyamali - Assistant Director, Ms Chami Hettiarachchi – Export Promotion Officer or Ms. Manuka Perera – Export Promotion Officer of the Market Development Division via Tel; 0112300721/22 , E-mails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] 

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  • Obtain a License from the EDB for ‘Ceylon Spices’ Trademark 24 July 2020

    EDB has developed a National Brand for Sri Lankan Spices focusing on Cinnamon, Pepper, Clove, Nutmeg & Mace and Cardamom. The trademark supports growers, processors and manufacturers to clearly identify their products as ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ and informs customers and consumers that all products are of genuine Sri Lankan origin.

    The ‘Ceylon Spices’ Logo is owned by the EDB and is promoted as global trademark. The Trademark would carry the Lion placed inside the Sri Lanka Flag with the wordings “Ceylon Spices” with the “Born in Sri Lanka” tagline. The “Ceylon Spices” Trademark could be used only for Spices 100% grown, manufactured and packed in Sri Lanka. Those who wish to use the ‘Ceylon Spices’ Trademark on export product packages should obtain a license from the EDB. The EDB is empowered to issue License for “Ceylon Spices” Trademark.

    For further details please contact Ms. Nilmini Wanasinghe or Ms. Nipuni Munasinghe on 0112-300705-11, Fax 0112-304879,E-mail: [email protected]/[email protected]. Duly completed applications should be sent to reach the Director, Export Agriculture Division of the EDB.

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  • Notice to all Organic Certification / Inspection Bodies operating in Sri Lanka 13 February 2020

    All local organic Certification/Inspections bodies operating in Sri Lanka are hereby requested to obtain accreditation from Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) as per ISO 17065:2012 and register with National Organic Control Unit (NOCU) under EDB before the deadline indicated below. The relevant applications for accreditation could be collected from the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board, No. 104 A, Kitulwatte Road, Borella or downloaded from the SLAB website www.slab.lk

  • Invitation for Cinnamon Stakeholders for Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical Indication Association (CCGIA) 04 July 2018

    Industry stakeholders to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) for “Ceylon cinnamon" in the European Union (EU) covering five districts, namely, Galle, Matara, Kaluthara, Rathnapura and Hambanthota. We wish to extend a cordial invitation to cinnamon industry stakeholders including growers, manufacturers, traders and exporters in Galle, Matara, Kaluthara, Rathnapura and Hambanthota districts and cinnamon products originated from said districts to register with the GI Association and actively participate in the establishment & implementation of the Ceylon Cinnamon GI Association.

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