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WEBINAR : MATCHMAKING AND MARKET ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES WITH SRI LANKAN ELECTRONICS & ELECTRICAL SECTOR 10 July 2020
Closely linked to the global trends of ‘Digitization’, ‘Automation’, ‘Miniaturization’ and development of sustainable Green Energy, the Electrical and Electronic industry in Sri Lanka is progressively stepping into the global value-added supply chain with a range of cutting edge products and services. Sri Lankan Electrical and Electronics industry has grown into an important manufacturing and service sector over the past decade contributing millions of dollars to the country’s revenue. The Sri Lankan Electrical and Electronic industry today mainly caters for Automobiles, Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Automation and Medical Sector. Most of the companies are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) producers. The Sri Lankan exporters in Electronics/ Electrical Industry are all ISO certified, committed towards protecting the environment, observing ROHS and WEEE regulations, decent labour in conformity with the ILO requirements. With this background Export Development Board of Sri Lanka explores market opportunities in Germany and Europe.
Webinar 10: CHALLENGES FOR SRI LANKA’S EXPORTS WITH BREXIT 09 July 2020
On 31st January 2020, the UK left the European Union following an unprecedented Brexit vote. On 19 May the UK Government announced its new tariff regime - the United Kingdom Global Tariff (UKGT) scheme or the Most Favoured Nation tariff regime of the UK, designed specifically to suit the UK economy. It is the first independent tariff policy in almost fifty years. UKGT will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff (CET) and will be effective from 01 January 2021 ie, after the Brexit transition period.
The UKGT regime has differences compared to the current EU CET and it is important to understand the competitive position of Sri Lankan exports in the UK market after 2021 in the light of the proposed preferential scheme that will be introduced.
The purpose of this webinar is to educate the Sri Lankan exporters on the upcoming UKGT reg ime and explain the post Brexit market challenges and opportunities.
EOI - Establishment of Internal Control Mechanism for Ceylon Cinnamon GI 01 July 2020
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is calling applications from suitable service providers or consultants to establish an Internal Control Mechanism for Ceylon Cinnamon GI Association (CCGIA) as per the Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical Indication (CCGI) specifi cations and Control plan.
EDB is working with the Cinnamon Industry stakeholders in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the framework of the EU-Sri Lanka Trade Related Assistance to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) for “Ceylon Cinnamon" in the European Union (EU). EDB together with industry stakeholders has finalized “Ceylon Cinnamon GI Specifi cation” document and submitted to the EU along with the GI application. The product characteristics and production methods mentioned in the specification document has to be assured & implemented by the members of the Ceylon Cinnamon GI Association (CCGIA) comprised of stakeholders of the Cinnamon value chain; nursery owners, growers, collectors, processors, traders, exporters to hold the ownership of “Ceylon Cinnamon GI” (CCGI). It is expected to establish a digital traceability platform which will enable the country to record the data of the members of the value chain.
Eligible companies/individuals are invited to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) indicating “EOI for ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERNAL CONTROL MECHANISM FOR CEYLON CINNAMON GI” on the top left hand corner of the envelope. Duly completed application forms should be sent through registered post to reach the Chairman Procurement Committee, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, NDB-EDB Tower, No 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02 or place in the Tender Box kept in the procurement unit (Level 06) of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, on or before 15th July 2020 at 2.30 p.m.
Growers/Processors To Obtain Organic Certificate As Per SLS 1324:2018 30 June 2020
EDB will extend assistance for the Sri Lankan growers /processors willing to follow organic cultivation and processing practices to obtain organic certification as per the Sri Lanka standard for organic agriculture products and processing SLS 1324:2018
Sri Lankan growers and processors willing to following organic agriculture and processing practices and can fulfill following criteria’s are eligible to apply for assistance.
Minimum one-acre cultivatable land(own land or lease land for more than 05 years)
Minimum one year experience in cultivating the particular crop/crops
Business Registration or Registration as a producers/Farmer organizations with relevant government authorities
Do not process an organic certificate at present
Companies having own processing plants with minimum GMP certification.
Minimum one year experience in processing the particular product/products
Do not pocess organic certificate at present
Applications should be made on the prescribed form that could be obtained from EDB Head Office, regional offices in Kandy, Kurunegala, Matara and Jaffna .Duly completed application forms should reach the Director - Export Agriculture, EDB by registered post on or before 17th July , 2020.For further details please contact Ms. S.M.D Madhumali (Ext:235 on 2300705-11. E-mail: [email protected] )
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.