Export marketing support for the development and improvement of the export performances of Sri Lankan products and services through market research, advice on export marketing and trade negotiations.
Developing and promoting a strategically selected group of industrial products through systematic and integrated product development/adaptation, technology development, quality improvement, training and marketing. Identifying and formulating activities & strategies to enhance the overall supply chain efficiency of industrial products with all stakeholders.
The Export Services Division provides assistance and creates opportunities for local professional services companies including ICT/BPM & BPO, Marine & Offshore, Construction, Electronic & Electrical Services, Logistics, Printing and Education to extend their business internationally, thereby increasing export sales and employment prospects in the country through integrated programmes such as supply development, quality improvement and training, initiate product development and adaptation of such products / services to export market requirements. It offers assistance for the ICT/BPM & BPO exporters for market development and consultative services to small and mid-sized businesses and sponsors & co-sponsors educational seminars and training programs for exporters and potential exporters.
Developing and improving the export performance of agricultural, fisheries and aqua cultural products through systematic and integrated programmes.
The main products handled by the Division include primary/processed and value added products such as Tea, Processed Food, Coir and Coir Based Products, Spices & Allied Products, Sea Food, Fruits & Vegetables, Aquarium Fish & Aquarium Plants, Oil Seeds & Pulses, Bottled Drinking Water, Organic Agriculture Products, Herbs and Herbal Preparations, Floriculture Products (flowers, plants, seeds, decorative leaves).
Responsible for formulation of Human Resource Management and Administrative policies and carrying out the all administrative functions of the organisation
Preparing and monitoring of the National Export Development Plan as well as the Action Plan & Corporate Plan of the EDB, undertake studies related to macro-economic problems affecting exporters, recommend policy measures to overcome such problems, coordinating the collection of information to study the impact of changes taking place in International Trade particularly in relation to Regional Trade Groups and the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and regulations, analyze and prepare all statistical data relevant to export performance.
Provision of an effective IT services to the organization, facilitating export marketing through an online trading platform showcasing Sri Lanka’s products and services, provision of e-communication, e-promotion, monitoring the EDB website “www.srilankabusiness.com”, maintaining a conducive ICT policy with align to e-government policy in respect of computer hardware, software, usage, access and procurements.
Assisting exporters to achieve trade efficiency by trade facilitation, resolving export related issues faced by exporters (Exporters’ Forum), providing advisory services, operating the scheme of registration of exporters, organizing and conducting training programmes on international trade, provision of trade information service for improving export performance by maintaining trade related data bases, maintaining an up-to-date business library facility, packaging development and training, publications, coordinating seminars and participating at exhibitions, liaise and coordinate the functions of the National Packaging Centre.
Resolving legal disputes, preparation of legal documents to be filed in courts and other legal forms and drafting and executing commercial agreements, contracts and bonds related to EDB activities and advise exporters on legal issues.
SLEDB Provincial Office Southern Province
1st Floor, No. 5A, C.A. Ariyathilaka Mw,