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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 Product Display at 8th Food & Beverage and Hospitality 2021 21 September 2021

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Nepal is proposed to organize “Sri Lanka Product Display” at Food & Beverage and Hospitality (FBH) 2021 to beheld in Katmandu, Nepal from 2 - 5 December 2021, to display product samples of 10 Sri Lankan export companies with the purpose of promoting Sri Lankan Food & Beverages and Hospitality Sectors. House of Rajkarnicar – Nepal, the organizers of FBH 2021 is expecting to host about 200 exhibitors and more than 40,000 business and public visitors this year.

    Please visit https://www.fbhnepal.com  for more information on the above fair.

    TO WHOM
    Exporters/potential exporters from Food & Beverages sector including Ceylon Tea, Coconut based products, Spices & Concentrates, Confectionary items, Dried Fruits & vegetables, Fruit Juice and Jams, Seafood & Fish products could display their products and the promotional materials at the event.

    COST OF PARTICPATION & EDB ASSISTANCE
    EDB will consider assistance towards the airfreight & clearance charges of product samples & promotional brochures. The cost related to organizing and staffing of Product Display at the exhibition will be borne by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Nepal. Selected companies need to bear the cost of samples exhibits and promotional materials.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Application forms could be downloaded from the EDB website www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”. Duly completed application should be sent to Director-Market Development, EDB on or before 1st of October 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a Selection Panel.

    For further information, please contact Ms. Apsara Arampath, Assistant Director - Tel: 0773630108, email: [email protected] or Ms. Manuka Perera, Export Promotion Officer -Tel 0712384015, email: [email protected]

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  • 27TH GULFOOD EXHIBITION, DUBAI, UAE 14 September 2021

    The EDB will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at GULFOOD 2022 exhibition scheduled to be held from 13th – 17th February 2022 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. GULFOOD is one of the largest Food & Beverage Exhibitions in the world which connect around 5,000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors from over 200 countries.

    The objective of Sri Lanka’s participation at GULFOOD 2022 is to showcase and promote Sri Lankan Food & Beverage products mainly to the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region. The participants at GULFOOD 2022 will be benefited in achieving their business goals due to the special parallel events at Expo Dubai 2020.

    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 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 by registered post to reach the Director, Export Agriculture, EDB on or before 30th September 2021.

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

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  • Scheme to Support Product /Production Process Development Activities of Manufacturing Exporters of Value Added Industrial Products 13 September 2021

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) invites Sri Lankan manufacturing exporters of Industrial Products with a passion and determination to succeed and achieve prosperity, to avail for facilities under “Scheme to Support Product / Production Process Development Activities of Manufacturing Exporters of Value Added Industrial Products’’

    WHAT IS OFFERED
    Assistance will be considered up to a maximum of Rs.5.0 Mn per company on cost sharing basis.

    FOR WHOM
    Manufacturing exporters of Apparel, Rubber Products, Diamonds, Gems & Jewellery, Boat Building, Light Engineering Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Footwear & Leather Products, Plastics, Chemicals & Petroleum Products, Mineral based Products and Automobile Components, will be eligible to apply under the Scheme.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Application form together with the scheme guidelines could be downloaded from the EDB    website - www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.

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  • Selection of A Marketing Agency to Develop A National Logistics Marketing Plan and Implement Digital / Non-Digital Promotions 31 July 2021

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) invites proposals from eligible Marketing agencies with Public Relations (PR) skills to develop a national logistics marketing plan and implement digital/non-digital promotions to position Sri Lanka as the Indian Ocean Maritime, Logistics and Distribution hub providing all services and facilities.

    The Marketing agency will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Marketing agency, published by National Procurement Agency.

    Scope of work
    The scope of work is detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR).

    Application Procedure
    Marketing  agencies are invited to submit Request For Proposal addressed to the Chairperson, Department Consultants Procurement Committee, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Procurement Unit, 6th Floor, NDB-EDB Tower, 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02, indicating “RFP- Contract Number and the subject” should be clearly mentioned on the top left hand corner of the envelope and should be sent at or before 2.30 p.m. 24th September, 2021 by registered post or placed in the Tender Box kept in the Procurement Unit (Level 06 of the EDB office at the below address).The applicants are requested to submit detailed sealed technical proposals and the financial proposals separately  with a duplicate copy.

    It has been decided to issue the RFP document online, considering the Covid -19 pandemic situation that prevails in the country. Accordingly, the RFP document could be downloaded from the EDB web site www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcement”. The companies who have obtained the RFP document from the website should pay Rs.2000/= as a non-refundable deposit to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Account No. -306605, Bank of Ceylon, Lake View branch and a copy of the deposit slip should be forwarded along with the RFP document to the EDB.  The RFP document without a copy of the deposit slip will not be accepted as a valid document.

    For further details please contact Ms. Priyadarshanie Hewawasam , Export Promotion Officer  on: 0772 494807  E-mail: [email protected]

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  • 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] 

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  • 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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