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  • Boat & Marine Show Sri Lanka 2023 at Port City Marina 23 August 2023

  • Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) 03 August 2023

    The EU Commission by the implementing regulation - (EU) 2022/144, has entered the name ‘Ceylon Cinnamon’ to the register of Protected Designations of Origin and Protected Geographical Indications (Ceylon Cinnamon PGI) with effect from 2nd February, 2022.

    The ownership and custodianship of the “Ceylon Cinnamon” is vested with the Export Development Board (EDB), in accordance with the Cabinet Memorandum approved by the Cabinet Ministers in year 2009.

    The Export Development Board (EDB) is empowered to issue the license for Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) Mark pursuant to the implementing regulation - (EU) 2022/144, to the eligible stakeholders of Ceylon Cinnamon value chain who implement a control plan that complies with the stipulated GI specifications (Annexure I - Eligible stakeholders of Ceylon Cinnamon value chain).

    The ‘PGI Mark” can be displayed only on value added Ceylon Cinnamon Packs including Cinnamon cut quills, Cinnamon powder, and Cinnamon leaf oil & Cinnamon bark oil containing 100% Pure Ceylon Cinnamon grown, processed, and manufactured in Sri Lanka.

    Those interested

    The Cinnamon stakeholders who comply with the following eligibility criteria are invited to forward their applications to EDB to obtain license to use PGI mark for above mentioned Ceylon Cinnamon products.

    Eligibility Criteria;

        •  Member of the Association for Ceylon Cinnamon Protected Geographical Indication (ACCPGI). If you are not a member of the association, please forward your application to ACCPGI (Annexure-II – Notice of ACCPGI).
    Contact the Department of Export Agriculture (DEA) office relevant to your district http://www.dea.gov.lk/contact-dist/ to obtain membership of ACCPGI.

        •  Implementation of three levels of control in the supply chain following the guide books published referring to Ceylon Cinnamon GI specification (self-control, internal control, and external control)-Annexure-III Guide books for growers /processors/ manufacturers and exporters.

        •  Recommendation from the competent authority who act as external controller (Department of Export Agriculture) as a PGI farmer, processor, manufacture or exporter.

    Application Guidelines;

    The Cinnamon value chain players who fulfil the above three eligibility criteria are requested to submit a duly completed application form by e-mail / post to - Director/Export Agriculture Division No.42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo-02 or through email to [email protected] along with the recommendation from the Department of Export Agriculture.

    Applications could be obtained from the Export Agriculture Division of the EDB (6th Floor) or downloaded from the EDB website https://www.srilankabusiness.com/announcements

    For Information;

    For further details please contact Ms Dinushi Herath, Department of Export Agriculture on 076 4661709, or Mr. Faheem / Mr. Gayan, Export Promotion Officers of EDB on 0112-300732, E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

    Download the Advertisement (English)
    Download the Annexure(English)
    Download the Membership Application(English)
    Download the Application for PGI(English)

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  • Special Notice : ACCPGI Membership Application for Registration Scheme 11 April 2023

    Special Notice

    Association for Ceylon Cinnamon Protected Geographical Indication (ACCPGI)

    Membership Application for Registration Scheme

    EDB in collaboration with the Department of Export Agriculture establish the GI association in the district base.

    The Association for Ceylon Cinnamon Protected Geographical Indication (ACCPGI) wishes invites you to join the District Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical Indication Association of your District as a Cinnamon Nursery owner, grower, Producer, collector, trader, processor, and exporter.

    Please contact for application registration: -

    Name of District.Contact Person.Position.Contact Number.
    Colombo District. Mr. Sanjeewa. Hon. Secretary 0719418085
    Mathara District. Mr. A. L. Rathnapala. (LLB) Hon. Chairman 0706665655
    Rathnapura District. Mr. Buddhika Bandara. Hon. Chairman 0777427973
    Galle District. Mr. Kingsly Mendis. Hon. Chairman 0741941888
    Badulla District. Mr. Ananda Kulasekara. Hon. Chairman 0777703832
    Kegalle District. Mr. K. R. N. Bandara. Hon. Chairman 0714439910
    Kurunegala District. Mr. K. D. Weerasinghe. Hon. Chairman 0716884080
    Hambanthota District. Mr. H. H. Wijesinghe. Hon. Chairman 0770486151
    Kaluthara District. Mr. N. R. Kekulandala. Hon. Chairman 0773751689
    Kandy District. Mr. B. Herath. Hon. Chairman 0718077430
    Gampaha District. Mr. Sunil Atapattu. Hon. Chairman 0777578762


    Please forward the duly complete application to DEA regional office in your relevant district or the Colombo districts office http://www.dea.gov.lk/contact-dist/

    Best Regards!

    For and on behalf of the Association for Ceylon Cinnamon Protected Geographical indication.

    Executive Committee

  • EU agrees law to fight global deforestation and forest degradation driven by production and consumption 12 December 2022

    European Parliament and the Council agrees on an EU Regulation to fight against global deforestation and forest degradation driven by production and consumption

    1. The European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on 06.12.2022 on a draft EU Regulation aiming to ensure deforestation free imported products are placed on the EU market. The list of commodities that are mainly covered in the new proposed Regulation include palm oil, cattle, soy, coffee, cocoa, timber and rubber as well as derived products such as beef, furniture and chocolate. These commodities have been chosen on the basis of a thorough impact assessment identifying them as the main driver of deforestation due to agricultural expansion. European consumption is responsible for 17% of tropical deforestation linked to internationally traded commodities such as wood, cattle, palm oil, soy, coffee and cocoa. The EU is the second largest market for consumption of the targeted commodities after China.

    2. In this way the EU hopes to contribute a significant share to reduce the European impact on forests, greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss globally, while making EU imports and exports more sustainable, bring more transparency to supply chains and protect human rights, which are often violated in those areas facing the negative impacts of deforestation.

    3. The new Regulation will require companies importing into the EU to guarantee by issuing a due diligence statement that products are not produced on land that led to deforestation and forest degradation anywhere in the world. The companies need to comply with all the rules in the country of origin. Those linked to deforestation will be banned from import and export into the EU. Companies that will be found violating the law could be fined up to four percent of annual turnover in the EU. The legislation would be reviewed one year after coming into force, in order to decide if it should be extended to other wooded land. Another review will be done in 2 years to see if other products need to be included.

    4. The law will enter into force 20 days after its formal adoption by the European Parliament and EU countries, which is expected next year. However, big and medium sized companies will have 18 months’ time, while micro and small companies will have 24 months to implement the new rules.

    5. The copies of the press releases issued in this regard are attached herewith for information. (Ends)

    View the EU Commission Press Release (English)
    View the EU Council Press Release (English)
    View the EU Parliament Press Release (English)

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