Earnings from the merchandise exports decreased by 8.18 % y-o-y to US$ 1,094.8 Mn in October 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the decrease in export earnings from Apparel & Textiles, Tea, Rubber based Products, Coconut based Products, Spices & Essential Oils and Fisheries sector. Further, the impact of global crisis also affecting to decrease export earnings of major products.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the University of Moratuwa, the National Center for Non-Destructive Testing (NCNDT) - Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board, and Foundry Development and Services Institute (FDSI) successfully completed the workshop on Opto-mechanics and Introduction to Non-destructive Testing Methods at NCNDT premises in Kelaniya on 26th October. The workshop was concluded successfully with the participation of over 50 technical personnel from some of the leading manufacturing and exporting companies in Sri Lanka.
The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) in Sri Lanka, and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) co-organized a capacity building program for officials of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in preparation for the forthcoming “German Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains which will come into force in Germany from 1st January 2023. The objective of this is to train EDB officials function as multipliers to share the information on sustainable supply chains with the Sri Lankan SME’s, aiming at exporting to the German market.
The Government under its Interim budget 2022 has identified Packaging for value addition and for minimizing postharvest losses as a priority and wanted the EDB to reactivate the National Packaging Centre to address the need for promoting the packaging Industry, especially the local packaging products of the SME sector in the country. The way forward was discussed at a meeting chaired by the Senior Additional Secretary to the President (Economic Affairs), held on 28th September 2022 at the Presidential Secretariat, to implement proposal Number 32 of the interim budget 2022 on promotion of local packaging products.
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris successfully organized Sri Lanka participation at the SIAL Paris – 2022 exhibition held from 15th to 19th October 2022 in Parc Des Expositions- Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Board of Investment and Sri Lanka Tea Board has made arrangements to organize a virtual Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE).
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Canada Sri Lanka Business Convention and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce organized a business-to-business (B2B) meeting programme recently at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo 02.
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Maldives and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) jointly organized a virtual meeting for Sri Lankan Construction Services Companies to interact with the SME & Entrepreneur Federation of Maldives (SEFM), Maldives Contractors’ Association and to learn about the market entry possibilities, procedures and regulations applicable to foreign investments, including joint ventures in civil construction, MEP and Engineering services.