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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 Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo – Dubai 2024 03 May 2024

    The EDB proposes to organize a Sri Lanka Pavilion in an area of 180 sqm at the Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo – Dubai Exhibition from 18th - 20th November 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE.

    Organic & Natural Products Expo–Dubai Trade Fair is considered one of the largest organic & natural trade shows that provides the opportunity for producers/exporters/buyers of organic & natural products to meet at a single place to exchange Business, Knowledge and Technology. The objective of organizing a Sri Lanka pavilion is to enable Sri Lankan companies to display and promote Sri Lanka’s organic & natural products and to understand the market trend in the MENA region.

    INVITATION TO EXHIBIT:
    Applications are invited from the organic & natural products processors/exporters of the following product categories, adhering to international standards and having the capacity to cater to the international market.

    • Food & Beverages (Fresh, dehydrated & preserved fruits & vegetables, herbs, spices nuts, fruit juices, health drinks, honey, super foods, tea, coffee, vegan products)
    • Coconut Based Food Products (Desiccated coconut, coconut milk, cream & powder, coconut/king coconut water, flavored coconut chips)
    • Clean & Conscious Beauty (Anti-aging creams, aromatherapy, beauty supplements, body care essential oils, functional cosmetics, hair & facial care, ingredients, cosmetics, wellbeing products)
    • Health & Wellness (Alternate medicine, detoxification, herbal remedies, ingredients, mother & baby products, nutraceuticals, pharmaceutical products, raw materials, supplements, traditional medicine)
    • Sustainable Living (Eco-friendly products, essential oils, fabric & textiles, flower essence, garden products, household & commercial- cleaning products, wellbeing products)
    • Agriculture & Environment (Bioenergy, environmental health, farming technologies, fertilizers greenhouses, horticulture, hydroponics, organic manure, packaging and labeling, plant and soil protection)

    COST OF PARTICIPATION :
    EDB may consider providing assistance towards cost of stall space and construction for the selected SME companies. All other costs such as airfare, accommodation, internal travel, cost of exhibits etc. have to be met by the participating companies.

    APPLICATION & SELECTION :
    Applications should be made on the prescribed form available at the EDB website: www.srilankabusiness.com (under the section "Announcements"). Duly completed application forms should reach the Director – Export Agriculture, EDB by registered post on or before 31st May 2024. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by a panel. For further details, please contact Ms. Vinoka Perera, Assistant Director on 011-2300705 -11, Ext: 289, Fax: 011-2304879. E. Mail: [email protected]

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  • Academic and Corporate Collaboration to Improve Construction, Power & Energy and Engineering Services for the International Market 28 February 2024

  • 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).
    OR
    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]

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