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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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  • 92nd Course on Operational Aspects of International Trade 24 January 2022

  • 159th Certificate Course in Import and Export Procedures 24 January 2022

    Postponement of the 159th Certificate Course on Import and Export Procedures

    EDB wishes to inform the Applicants that the commencement date of the aforementioned training program got postponed to 12-02-2022

    For further details please contact Ms. Chathuri Pathmaperuma – Export Promotion Officer of the Trade Facilitation & Trade Information Division via Tel: 0112302072, Email: [email protected]

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for the Agriculture and Fisheries Export Enterprises 24 January 2022

    Strengthening local enterprises and establishing Sri Lanka as a global innovative hub have been identified as key development strategies to achieve economic prosperity of the country under the Government Policy Framework, “Vistas of prosperity and splendor”. The exporters are encouraged to conduct R & D to develop new products required by the international market increasing the productivity and efficiency of their respective industries.

    EDB invites proposals from Agriculture and Fisheries products manufacturers and exporters having aspiration to introduce innovative high value products to expand the export product basket. EDB wish to facilitate such R & D initiatives to be implemented in collaboration with local R & D Institutions under the above scheme on cost sharing basis.

    FOR WHOM
    Companies engaged in the manufacturing and exports of food & beverages, fruits & vegetables, spices & concentrates, coconut-based products, ayurveda, herbal & spa products, seafood & aquaculture and other agriculture related products are eligible to apply.

    WHAT IS OFFERED
    A grant up to a maximum of Rs. 1.0 Mn per company to be provided to cover 50% of the cost of below activities

    a) Conduct R&D to develop high value products jointly with reputed local research institutions engaged in innovative product development.
    b) Acquire a high value innovative product already developed by a local R&D institution for commercialization for export purposes.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Application form together with the scheme could be downloaded from the EDB website - www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”. Duly completed applications with all relevant documents as stipulated in the scheme should be submitted to Additional Director General/ Development, Export Agriculture Division, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No. 42, NDB - EDB Tower, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02 on or before 15th February 2022.

    For further details please contact Ms Gayani Wijayathilake, Assistant Director on: 011-2300732, 2300705-11. Fax: 011-2304879 E-mail: [email protected]

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  • Trade Fairs Participation During the Year 2022 18 January 2022

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Missions in selected markets will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at the following trade fairs during the year 2022.

    Trade Fairs in China & Nepal

    5th China International Import Expo (CIIE), 5th to 10th November, 2022
    Sectors to be promoted: Food & Agriculture, Consumer Goods, Gem & Jewellery, Life style products and Trade in Services
    Contact Person: Ms. Kasuni Chethana/ EPO
    Contact Details: 011 -2300705-11, Ext: 256
    Email: [email protected]
    The application closing date: 31.01.2022

    Download Application for China International Import Expo (CIIE)(English)


    9th Food & Beverage & Hospitality Fair in September 2022, Katmandu, Nepal
    Sectors to be promoted: Food & Beverage
    Contact Person: Ms Apsara Arampath/ AD
    Contact Details: 011 -2300705-11, Ext: 271
    Email: [email protected]
    The application closing date: 30.06.2022

    Trade Fair in Canada

    Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) Trade Fair in October 2022.
    Sectors to be promoted: Processed Food, Spice & Concentrates, Herbal & Organic Food, Coconut Coir Products
    Contact Person: Ms. Erandi Shyamali/ AD
    Contact Details: 011 -2300705-11, Ext: 260
    Email: [email protected]
    The application closing date: 31.03.2022

    Download Application for Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) Trade Fair (English)

    Trade Fairs in South Korea

    Korea Import Goods Fair in June/July 2022
    Sectors to be promoted: Food & Beverage
    Contact Person: Ms. Manuka Perera/ EPO
    Contact Details: 011 -2300705-11, Ext: 264
    Email: [email protected]
    The application closing date: 31.03.2022

    Download Application for Korea Import Goods Fair (English)


    15th Seoul Food & Hotel Show in July 2022, Seoul, South Korea.
    Sectors to be promoted: Food & Beverage
    Contact Person: Ms. Manuka Perera/ EPO
    Contact Details: 011 -2300705-11, Ext: 264
    Email: [email protected]
    The application closing date: 31.03.2022

    Download Application for Seoul Food & Hotel Show (English)

    Online Trade Fairs in China

    Canton Fair in April and October 2022, China
    Sectors to be promoted: Food & Agriculture, Consumer Goods, Gem & Jewellery and Life style products
    Contact Person: Ms. Kasuni Chethana/ EPO
    Contact Details: 011 -2300705-11, Ext: 256
    Email: [email protected]
    The application closing date: 15.02.2022

    Download Application for Canton Fair & SSACEIF (English)


    South and South East Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair (SSACEIF) in October, 2022

    Sectors to be promoted: Food & Agriculture, Consumer Goods, Gem & Jewellery and Life style products.
    Contact Person: Ms. Kasuni Chethana/ EPO
    Contact Details: 011 -2300705-11, Ext: 256
    Email: [email protected]
    The application closing date: 15.02.2022

    Download Application for Canton Fair & SSACEIF (English)

    Cost of Participation
    All costs related to participation including cost of stall, freight cost of samples, air fare, accommodation etc. to be borne by the participating companies. EDB will coordinate Sri Lanka’s participation in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Mission in respective markets.

    How to Apply
    Prescribed application forms could be obtained from the Market Development Division, EDB or downloaded from the EDB website: www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.

    The duly completed applications should reach the Director/ Market Development, EDB on or before the stipulated closing date for each event.

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  • Recruitment for the Post of Director General 13 January 2022

    Applications are invited from applicants possessing following qualifications for the post of Director General (HM 2-2) in Sri Lanka Export Development Board established by the Sri Lanka Export Development Act No. 40 of 1979 functioning under the Ministry of Trade.

    Qualifications

    a)  For external applicants
    (i)  A Bachelor's Degree recognized by the University Grants Commission, relevant to subjects, Marketing / International Relations / Economics / Commerce / Science / Agriculture / Business Administration
    with
    Post graduate qualifications in the relevant field
    and
    Should have a minimum of 20 years management level experience after obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree of which 05 years should be of Senior Management Level Post in a Corporation, Statutory Board / Institute or Reputed Private Organization.

    or

    (ii)  Possessing a Bachelor's Degree recognized by the University Grants Commission, relevant to subjects, Marketing / International Relations / Economics / Commerce / Science / Agriculture / Business Administration
    and
    PhD Degree relevant to any field
    and
    Should have a minimum of 05 years’ service experience after obtaining the Bachelor's Degree which should be of a Senior Management Level in a Corporation / Statutory Board / Institute or a reputed private organization.

    b)  For Internal Applicants
    Having completed a satisfactory service of 02 years in a Senior Management Level post (HM 2-1) in Sri Lanka Export Development Board
    and
    Should possess an experience in the efficient implementation of powers, duties and work of Sri Lanka Export Development Board and proper application and efficient management of human and other resources.

    c)  For Officers of Public Service
    Since officers in Class One or above in Sri Lanka Administrative Service could be appointed on secondary basis to perform the powers, duties and work of Sri Lanka Export Development Board they could apply.

    Salary Scale (HM 2-2) : Rs. 93,020/= 12 x 2,700 = Rs. 125,420/= (Per mensem) and Government approved allowances.

    Age : Should not be less than 35 years and not over 55 years. The maximum age limit will not apply for internal applicants and candidates from State Departments, Corporations and Statutory Institutes.

    Other qualifications :

    • All applicants should be of Sri Lankan citizens.
    • Should be of sound mental and physical position to serve any part of the island.
    • Should be of good moral character.

    Other benefits entitled for the post

    • A vehicle will be released for official duties as per Circular No. PED 1/2015/(i) dated 27.10.2016.
    • Medical aid scheme of the Export Development Board
    • Payments for unveiled medical leave
    • Housing and distress loans under government approved relief interest rates.
    • 10% from the employee and 15% from the Board for Employees Provident Fund and 3% from the Board for Employees Trust Fund.

    Method of applying
    If you have fulfilled the above qualifications you should duly perfect the application obtained from the Human Resources Management Division in the 05th Floor of Export Development Board or through the website www.srilankabusiness.com (under segment "announcements") should be sent by registered post to reach the following address on or before 28.01.2022.

    Secretary,
    Ministry of Trade,
    L.H. Piyasena Building,
    492, R.A. de Mel Mawatha,
    Colombo 03.

    The top left hand corner of the envelope containing the application should be marked as "Application for the post of Director General - Sri Lanka Export Development Board". Applications incomplete and received late will be rejected. Applicants from public service and internal applicants should send their applications through their heads of the institutes. Applicants are advised to send an additional copy of the application to the Secretary of the Ministry of Trade before the closing date of applications. Selection will be made through a formal interview.

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  • Temporally Hold accepting new applications for 2022 under Market Promotion Assistance (MPA) scheme 28 December 2021

    EDB wish to inform you that EDB decided not to accept new applications for 2022 under MPA Scheme & suspend the Scheme temporally due to the prevailing budgetary constraints.

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

  • 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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