Export Market diversification is one of the strategies that the EDB has identified to increase Sri Lanka’s export. Considering Sri Lanka’s present export market concentration mainly to USA and European countries and the importance of the emerging economic power of Asia the Philippines is one of the countries identified to promote our products.
Philippine is 12th most populous country in the world over 100 Mn. population. The GDP growth was 7% in 2013. Also it is an member of ASEAN and only the ASEAN member receiving EU GSP+ facility. This will provide market access opportunity for Sri Lanka.
The medicinal and cosmetic benefits of essential oils derived from a host of herbal, spice and flowering plants that are grown widely in Sri Lanka, has been a long kept secret that found its way to the rest of the world through spice trading merchants of Western Asia.
Today spice suppliers in Sri Lanka produce a range of essential oils through distillation of leaves, bark, roots and flowers to derive the oils and essence trapped inside. Among a large number of essential oils produced in Sri Lanka, a dozen or more are favored by aromatherapists and Ayurveda specialists who believe in the curative powers of these oils;
The General President of Turkey Industrialists Businesswomen and Businessmen Confederation, Nezaket Emine Atsoy met Mrs. Indira Malwatte, the Chairperson & Chief Executive and the Directors of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) during their visit to Sri Lanka from 7th to 11th November 2016. Ms. Astoy is the Chairperson of the Confederation which has got a worldwide network consisting of key leaders in various sectors and decision makers of the concerned countries.
Is the time ripe for Sri Lankan tea exporters to make a shift away from bulk tea to value added packed at the source tea, Specialty Teas, and Artisan Teas?
Specialty teas or artisan teas have been a well-kept secret in the Sri Lankan tea sector. Produced in small quantities and traded among select circles of tea connoisseurs, who have a taste for rare tea flavors, Ceylon Specialty Tea includes niche segments of local tea industry that produce white tea, fair trade organic tea, single estate loose leaf tea as well as flavored dessert teas.