At EDB, we regularly update our announcements page with our tenders, training programs, trade shows and fairs, important notifications, vacancies and what not targeting Sri Lankan exporters, foreign buyers and anyone else who’s interested in these matters.
Repatriation of Export Proceeds into Sri Lanka 09 April 2021
EDB is pleased to notify all exporters that Repatriation of export proceeds into Sri Lanka rules No. 1 of 2021 issued by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and published in the Gazette (Extraordinary) Notification No. 2215/39 on 18th February 2021 as amended by the repatriation of export proceeds into Sri Lanka rules No. 2 of 2021 published in the Gazette (Extraordinary) Notification No. 2218/38 on 09th March 2021, is hereby further amended by the repeal of rule 4 thereof and the substitution therefor, of the following new rule.
“4. Every exporter of goods shall, within thirty (30) days upon the receipt of such export proceeds into Sri Lanka as required under rule 3 above, convert Ten per centum (10%) from and out of the total of the said export proceeds received in Sri Lanka into Sri Lanka rupees, through a licensed bank.
provided, however, that such date of conversion, shall not be a date later than the date before which the export proceeds shall be received in Sri Lanka as required by rule 3 (i) above (i. e., not later than one Hundred and eighty (180) days from the date of shipment).”
Ministry of Trade Registration of Suppliers - 2021 31 March 2021
Market Promotion Assistance (MPA) Scheme 2021-2022 11 January 2021
Sri Lanka Export Development Board proposes to extend financial assistance to the Sri Lankan enterprises under the Market Promotion Assistance (MPA) Scheme for their own efforts on market development activities on cost sharing basis, with the objective to strengthen the export sector and mitigate the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT IS OFFERED
Category 1 Assistance will be considered up to a maximum of Rs. 500,000/- per year on reimbursement basis for export promotional activities.
Category 2 Assistance will be considered up to a maximum of Rs. 1.0 Mn to develop and promote Sri Lankan home grown brands per year on reimbursement basis.
Refer scheme guidelines for details.
FOR WHOM Enterprises interested in overseas market promotion
HOW TO APPLY Application form together with the scheme guidelines could be downloaded from the EDB website - www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.
Duly completed application with all relevant documents as stipulated in the scheme guidelines should reach the Director-Market Development, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2, at least four (4) weeks prior to the date of commencement of the program.
For further information, please contact Ms. Erandi Shyamali - Assistant Director, Ms Chami Hettiarachchi – Export Promotion Officer or Ms. Manuka Perera – Export Promotion Officer of the Market Development Division via Tel; 0112300721/22 , E-mails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
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.
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.