• Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (SLEDB) - National Export Strategy

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  • National Export Strategy of Sri Lanka 2018-2022

    The National Export Strategy (NES) of Sri Lanka, in alliance with the National Trade Policy, seeks to be the catalyst that drives the economy, stimulate growth and job creation by improving the ability of firms to export and compete in foreign markets

    Built on the feedback from the entire export community about the upcoming tasks and the heaviest roadblocks that require to be dislodged. NES defines a detailed road map for faster export growth and acknowledges the requirement of a novel outlook and a process to increase the contribution of trade to economic development.

    The NES will empower the emergence of new export industries and services beyond the traditional export industries of apparel, tea, gems and rubber. High tariffs, complicated administrative procedures and limited access to inputs will be addressed to favour the growth of higher-technology and knowledge-intensive exports, which are less vulnerable to cost shifts.

    In addition, NES implementation will address major systemic issues hindering the rapid expansion of Sri Lanka’s exports sector.

    What is NES?

    The National Export Strategy (NES) is a top-down and bottom-up process that consolidates national and sector priorities into a comprehensive implementation framework. The main NES aggregates and consolidates national priorities as well as major high-level priorities from each sector and their trade support functions into a coherent framework.

    How will NES Benefit Sri Lanka?

    Implementation of NES will create sustainable and fast export growth for the benefit of all Sri Lankans.

    • Enable the development of fledgeling export sectors, thereby providing entire new job opportunities.
    • Establish conditions required for existing value-added industries to boom through exports, favouring retention of value in the country and generating new skills locally.
    • Facilitate the entry of SMEs into exports by easing bureaucratic procedures and through targeted support, including trade finance solutions.
    • Allow Sri Lanka to become a regional trade hub, which will attract foreign investment to the country and spur economic development.
    • Ensure the inclusion of regions by connecting all initiatives to local production centres.
    • Streamline legal and administrative procedures, reducing complexity for businesses to operate.

    Major Focus Sectors

    ICT / BPM Services

    ICT / BPM Services
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    Wellness Tourism

    Wellness Tourism
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    Boating Industry

    Boating Industry
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    Electrical & Electronics

    Electrical and Electronics
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    Processed Food and Beverages

    Processed Food and Beverages
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    Spices and Concentrates

    Spices and Concentrates
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    Trade Information and Promotion

    Trade Information and Promotion
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    Logistics

    Logistics
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    National Quality Infrastructure

    National Quality Infrastructure
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