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  • Registration of Suppliers for The Year 2021 14 October 2020

    Applications are invited from Manufacturers, Agents, Distributors, Importers, Authorized dealers, Wholesalers, Suppliers, Contractors and Service Providers who wish to register for the supply of following goods and services to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board for the year 2021.

    Application Procedure

    • Submit a copy of the Business Registration Certificate (BRC), or the Registration Certificate issued by the Local Authority, and company profile with the application.
    • Registrations would be considered subject to assessment / evaluation procedure and will be rejected if the information provided is found to be false or inaccurate.
    • All applicants must have minimum of two-year experience as goods or service supplier and must furnish a list of reference of the present client base.
    • The supplier should agree to provide one-month credit period time.
    • A non- refundable registration fee of Rs. 500/- for each sub item for registration for the year 2021 should be made in cash to the Cashier (between 9 .00 a.m. & 3.00 p.m. on working days), EDB or by a cheque drawn in favour of “Sri Lanka Export Development Board” (Money Order will not be accepted).
    • Registered suppliers who fail to meet deadlines and maintain quality and standards up to the desired levels would be black listed and removed from the supplier list.
    • Damaged or poor-quality items will be returned and those must be replaced at earliest as possible.
    • Specimen application form could be downloaded from our website www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”
    • Calling of quotations for supplies and services will normally be invited from the list of registered suppliers/ service providers.
    • EDB reserves the right to call quotations and make purchases/services from other non-registered suppliers/service providers as well.
    • Sealed document indicating “Registration of the Supplier for the year 2021” on the left-hand corner to be sent by post to below address, under registered cover or may be personally handed over to the EDB, Procurement Unit, 6th Floor, NDB- EDB Tower, No: 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo- 02, on or before 3.00 p.m. 30th November 2020.
    • For further clarifications please contact Junior Manager/ Procurement on Tele: 0112300702.

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  • Issuing of Curfew Passes for Exporters 11 October 2020

    If you are a non-BOI exporting company located within an area under quarantine curfew, employees from outside the quarantine curfew area(s) can be transported under permit, to the said location to ensure the continuity of essential export related activities.

    Relevant information and specimen applications could be obtained from the following contacts:

    For Export Agriculture Sector:
    Ms. Malani Baddegamage
    Director - Export Agriculture
    Email: [email protected]

    For Industrial Products Sector:
    Mr. Harsha Pathberiya
    Actg. Director - Industrial Products
    Email: [email protected]

    For Export Services & Electronic Products Sectors:
    Ms. Manoja Dissanayake
    Actg. Director - Export Services
    Email: [email protected]

    Important :
    Number of staff members / workers planned to be deployed should be in accordance with the following condition:

    Factories situated in the areas under quarantine curfew must work with employees residing outside Gampaha, Minuwangoda, Veyangoda, Divulapitiya and Meerigama Police Areas Factories outside quarantine curfew areas also could operate with workers residing outside above Police areas. No workers residing in above quarantine areas will be allowed to work in any factory either within or outside the quarantine curfew areas. EDB requests all companies to provide the correct details of all employees certifying that they are residing outside quarantine curfew areas.

    Random PCR tests (1% everyday) have to be carried out in the factories for employees who report on duties, as per the Guidelines issues by the Ministry of Health and required to upload records of the PCR Tests carried out by your company for employees using the online link provided below.

    www.edb.gov.lk/covidinfo

    We thank you for your cooperation during this critical period.
    SRI LANKA EXPORT DEVELOPMENT BOARD

  • 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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