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  • SEAFOOD EXPO GLOBAL 2021 22 September 2020

    The EDB will be organizing a Sri Lanka pavilion at the Seafood Expo Global (SEG), scheduled to be held from 27th -29th April 2021 in Barcelona, Spain.

    Seafood Expo Global is the world’s largest seafood trade event. More than 29,000 buyers, suppliers, media, and other seafood professionals from 150 countries visit the exposition. Six Sri Lankan seafood companies participated at the Seafood Expo Global, Brussels, Belgium held in May 2019.

    Participating at the SEG will be a great exposure to the Sri Lankan Seafood Exporters/ potential exporters to update the knowledge on latest technologies, market trends & identify industry challenges & price trends. Also this fair will provide opportunities to exporters strengthen existing contacts, build new contacts with international buyers and reap the business opportunities in the EU region with GSP+ benefit.

    FOR WHOM:
    Fish and fishery product exporters, processors and potential exporters are invited to exhibit at the Sri Lanka pavilion.

    EDB ASSISTANCE:
    The cost of space & construction together with the cost of exhibits, airfare, hotel accommodation and internal travel will have to be borne by the participant company. EDB may consider providing financial assistance towards part cost of space/construction for selected exporters subject to availability of funds.

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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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