At the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), we provide new Sri Lankan exporters with extra assistance and resources to grow your business, start an export business in Sri Lanka, and access new international opportunities.
In addition to our step by step guide to exporting, which would help you get your business export-ready, EDB also provides a series of services that will help Sri Lanka exporters;
New exporters are provided with the assistance to examine their export potential and linking to the global value chain by connecting with the world's top suppliers.
Moreover, new exporters can also access online and offline help and resources to identify target markets, draft and maintain a sustainable export marketing strategies to suit the targeted regions at Sri Lanka EDB offline library, help desks and online data platforms.
We also assist local exporters and suppliers to identify and fulfil their financial requirements, understand risks and potentials, and discover financing opportunities to achieve export success.
As understanding the formalities and regulation in relation to exportation is a stumbling block for many local exporters, especially SMEs; we take a special effort in educating the local exporters of understanding the legal side of international trade and safeguarding their goods and services during global transactions.
In addition to the role of an advisor and facilitator, we also use our online platforms like the Exporters Directory and e-Marketplace to provide business matchmaking, and B2B and B2C e-commerce services to aspiring Sri Lankan exporters, suppliers, and manufacturers.
Exporter assistance for beginners in Sri Lanka comes in various forms and programs including;
Sri Lanka Export Development Board in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka rolled out a national program in the year 2017 to corroborate 2000 new exporters to the countries export process.
The National Program to Establish 2000 New Exporters seeks to identify manufacturers as potential exporters, conduct capacity building, product & market development programmes to build the skills and capacity of the identified entrepreneurs, and providing them with opportunities to connect with global buyers.
The Program is conducted in collaboration with the Industrial Development Board of Sri Lanka, EDB regional offices, trade and industry chambers and development officers in local regions as well as regional product association and enterprise forums.
Enabled by the Women and Trade program by the International Trade Center (ITC), the Women Entrepreneur Development Program of the Sri Lanka EDB actively works to engage more women participation in agriculture and manufacturing based exporter sectors.
The program actively promotes women participation in global and local trade by identifying and engaging small and medium section women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, conducting programs to develop their skills and capacity and providing them with the opportunities to connect to the global supply chain.
Sri Lanka EDB is in the process of implementing an Export based Supply Chain Development programme under the One Village One Product (OVOP) concept with the objectives to
Under this programme, Sri Lanka EDB has initiated, implemented and monitor regional-based farmer and producer clusters as per the requirements of the individual exporter who sources products from them. We continue to provide export quality product and raw material to large scale exporters through the regional network of the EDB.