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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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  • Sri Lanka Pavilion at Japan IT Week Intex Osaka 2023 10 August 2022

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan proposes to organize a Sri Lanka pavilion at Japan IT Week at Intex, Osaka from 18th to 20th January 2023.

    Japan IT Week Osaka is considered as the largest IT trade show in Western Japan covering a wide range of IT fields with 10  specialized exhibition areas for Embedded & Edge Computing, IoT & 5G Solutions, Information Security, Cloud & BPR, Web & Digital Marketing, AI & Business Automation, Advanced E-Commerce & Retail, Sales Automation & CRM, Software & Apps Development and Automated System Operations. 

    The participation at the above fair will provide opportunities to strengthen the existing contacts and build new contacts with the ICT companies in Japan and South East Asia.

    FOR WHOM:
    Technology products, technology services and knowledge services companies from ICT/BP industry are invited to exhibit at the Sri Lanka pavilion.

    COST OF PARTICIPATION:
    EDB will provide financial assistance towards the stall space & to cover partial cost of the pavilion construction. Company investment towards the partial cost of the pavilion construction and exhibitor listing will be around Rs. 450,000.

    The cost of airfare, hotel accommodation and other expenses will have to be borne by the participating companies.

    APPLICATION:Applications should be made on the prescribed form available at the EDB web site www.srilankabusiness.com  under the section “Announcement”. Duly completed application forms should be sent via e-mail to reach the Director, Export services, EDB followed by registered post on or before 23rd August 2022.  Email: [email protected]  and [email protected] Participants will be selected through an interview that will be conducted by a panel appointed by the EDB.

    For further details, please contact Ms Vajira Kularathna, Assistant Director/Export Services Division on 0112303862, 0112300705-11. Ext: 284. Email: [email protected]

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  • 161st Certificate Course in Import and Export Procedures 08 August 2022

    Certificate Course in Import and Export Procedures

    Please download and refer the Certificate Course Training Prospectus 2022

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  • Sri Lankan Pavilion at the Gulfood Exhibition 2023 04 August 2022

    The EDB will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at GULFOOD 2023 Exhibition scheduled to be held from 20th - 24th February 2023 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. GULFOOD is one of the largest Food & Beverage Exhibitions in the world which connects around 5,000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors from over 200 countries.

    The objective of Sri Lanka’s participation at GULFOOD 2023 is to showcase and promote Sri Lankan Food & Beverage products mainly to the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region.

    FOR WHOM
    Applications are invited from the Food & Beverage processors/exporters of the following product categories, adhering to international food standards and having capacity to cater to the international market.

    • Processed & fresh fruits & vegetables (Frozen, dehydrated & preserved fruits & vegetables, fruit juices, canned & bottled products)
    • Coconut based food products (Desiccated coconut, coconut milk, cream & powder, coconut/king coconut water, flavoured coconut chips etc.)
    • Spices & spice mixtures, spice seasonings, spices in gift packs, food ingredients, instant spice preparations etc.
    • Confectionery & bakery products, specialty & convenient food products, cereal & cereal based products, food for health
    • Certified organic food products and food supplements

    COST OF PARTICIPATION
    The cost of space & construction together with the cost of exhibits, airfare, hotel accommodation and internal travel will have to be borne by the respective participants.

    APPLICATION
    Applications should be made in the prescribed form available at the Export Agriculture Division (6th Floor), EDB or could be downloaded from the website: www.srilankabusiness.com under section Announcements”.

    Duly completed application forms should be sent via email to reach the Director, Export Agriculture, EDB followed by registered post on or before 19th August 2022. Email : [email protected] and [email protected]

    For further details, please contact Ms Thilini Wimalagunasekara, Assistant Director/ Export Agriculture Division on: 011-2300732, 2300705-11. Ext: 390 Fax: 011-2304879. E-mail: [email protected]

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  • 93rd Course on Operational Aspects of International Trade 03 June 2022

  • Notice Updated Version - Registered Exporter System (REX) 30 May 2022

    DG TAXUD has published an Updated version of the guidance document on the Registered Exporter System (the REX system) on 23rd May 2022.

    This revision considers the evolution of the application of the REX system, in particular, its use in preferential trade agreements and the end of the transition period for its application in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

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  • Invitation for Cinnamon Industry Stakeholders to become members of the Ceylon Cinnamon GI Association (CCGIA) 04 November 2021

    Export Development Board together with the Department of Export Agriculture (DOEA) wishes to extend a cordial invitation to island wide cinnamon industry stakeholders (growers, processors, traders and exporters) to become members of the Ceylon Cinnamon GI Association (CCGIA) to share the benefits of promoting Cinnamon as the first GI product of Sri Lanka.

    EDB has completed preliminary arrangements to obtain GI for Ceylon Cinnamon in the European Union and four product categories namely cinnamon cut quills, powder, leaf oil and bark oil have been identified to promote under GI label subject to fulfilling the criteria mentioned in the Ceylon Cinnamon specification document.

    The GI process within Sri Lanka to be administered by the National Intellectual Property office and externally controlled by the Department of Export Agriculture. Ceylon Cinnamon GI Association to be engaged in the internal control and self-control by the individual members.

    The regional cinnamon growers and processors are kindly requested to contact the district office of the Export Agriculture Department in relevant district to become members of district associations to be established in this regard. For details of district DEA offices please visit http://www.dea.gov.lk/contact-dist/

    Plantation companies engaged in cultivation and processing of cinnamon, traders and exporters are invited to submit their applications to the EDB for registration. The application could be downloaded from the “announcement” section on EDB website: www.srilankabusiness.com or DEA website: http://www.dea.gov.lk/  Applications could also be collected from the regional office of DEA and EDB.

    Duly completed applications should be forwarded to Director, Export Agriculture, EDB, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02 or emailed to [email protected] 

    For further details please contact

    1. Dr. G.G. Jayasinghe / Deputy Director [email protected] via email, by phone 0718265036 or 0412245336
    2. Mr. Gayan Weerasinghe [email protected] via email, by phone 011-2300732 or 011-2300705-11

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