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Merchandise and service exports up 15% to $ 17 billion in 2018

2019-01-04/ Source at: Daily FT

Merchandise and service exports up 15% to $ 17 billion in 2018

Sri Lanka’s merchandise and service exports in 2018 are estimated to have hit an all-time high of $ 17 billion, up 15% from a year earlier prompting the Government to be confident of achieving the $20 billion milestone this year.

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EDB organized an Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan

2018-12-05

EDB organized an Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan organized an Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan, from 3rd to 5th December 2018 with the objective of developing business linkages between Sri Lankan companies and the Japanese buyers as well as to increase awareness among Sri Lankan exporters on the Japanese market.

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NOCU organized an awareness workshop an Organic Farming for International Markets Prospects

2018-11-30

NOCU organized an awareness workshop an Organic Farming for International Markets Prospects

NOCU organized an awareness workshop for the stakeholders engaged in organic agriculture related activities to educate them on the role of NOCU and international market prospects for organic agriculture products. Workshop was held on 29th November 2018 at the EDB 3rd Floor Auditorium. This workshop was organized for Growers/Farmers, Processors, Traders, Exporters, Importers Other organic related entrepreneurs etc.

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Successful participation of Sri Lanka at first China International Import Expo in Shanghai

2018-11-23/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Successful-participation-of-Sri-Lanka-at-first-China-International-Import-Expo-in-Shanghai/34-667466

Successful participation of Sri Lanka at first China International Import Expo in Shanghai

The CIIE is China’s first import expo held at the national level, an innovation in the history of global trade. The first CIIE was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) and organised by Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government supported by the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and organised by the China International Import Expo Bureau and the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

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EDB organising Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan

2018-11-21/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-organising-Inward-Buyer-Delegation-from-Japan/34-667280

EDB organising Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan is organising an Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan, from 3-5 December with the objective of developing business linkages between Sri Lankan companies and the Japanese buyers and to increase awareness among Sri Lankan exporters on the Japanese market.

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Sri Lanka participates in China International Import Expo

2018-11-16/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lanka-participates-in-China-International-Import-Expo/34-666878

Sri Lanka participates in China International Import Expo

Sri Lanka participated in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai from 5-10 November 2018.</p

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Govt introduces B2C direct transaction under E-commerce

2018-10-23/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/10/23/business/166281/govt-introduces-b2c-direct-transaction-under-e-commerce

Govt introduces B2C direct transaction under E-commerce

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media as envisaged in the Budget-2018 by the Minister Mangala Samaraweera has established a regulatory framework enabling Sri Lankan companies to initiate Business to Consumer (B2C) direct E-Commerce transactions with overseas customers.

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Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

2018-10-05/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/10/05/business/164603/import-promotion-desk-germany-partner-edb

Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

The Chairperson and Chief Executive, EDB Indira Malwatte together with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany had extremely fruitful discussions with officers from Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiatives for import promotion of selected countries.

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EDB Presents 22nd Presidential Export Awards

2018-09-21

EDB Presents 22nd Presidential Export Awards

The 22nd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony was held to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Exporters at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, on September 18, 2018, under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena the President of Sri Lanka.

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Minister Malik Samarawickrama calls for more exports – the way forward for Sri Lanka

2018-09-20/ Source at: Daily FT

Minister Malik Samarawickrama calls for more exports – the way forward for Sri Lanka

Following is the address by Minister Malik Samarawickrama at the Presidential Export Awardson 18 September 

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EDB organises seminar and matchmaking program on Canadian market in Colombo

2018-07-26/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-organises-seminar-and-matchmaking-program-on-Canadian-market-in-Colombo/34-659773

EDB organises seminar and matchmaking program on Canadian market in Colombo

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a seminar and matchmaking program with the services of two Canadian marketing experts. The objective of the program is to increase awareness among Sri Lankan exporters on the Canadian market and to develop business linkages between Sri Lankan companies and buyers in Canada for increasing exports to Canada.

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Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

2018-06-22

Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

Being the Strategic Partner of the Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) 2018 from 19th to 21st June 2018, the EDB collaborated with CCC in organizing foreign buyers delegation for the event considering the benefits that will accrue to the development of exports through establishment of trade links, creating investment opportunities into the export sectors and image building efforts of the country.

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Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

2018-06-20/ http://www.ft.lk/special-report/Boosting-Sri-Lanka-China-trade-and-investment/22-657498

Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

In a fresh bid to enhance exports to China and attract investment, industry professionals gathered for a discussion last week organised by the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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Exports to China gets major boost

2018-06-11/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Exports-to-China-gets-major-boost--151015.html

Exports to China gets major boost

Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board (EDB) has drawn up a new entry strategy for the Chinese market to pre-identify products using an international consultancy firm/consultant, as most of Sri Lanka’s SMEs fail to complete export orders to China.

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EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

2018-05-16/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-awareness-program-for-Southern-Province-entrepreneurs-to-establish-2-000-exporters-by-2020/34-655151

EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an awareness program for the entrepreneurs of the Southern Province on the national program to establish 2,000 new exporters. The program was held at the Sanaya Hotel, Matara on Friday, 11 May.

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Nagano Employers’ Association visits EDB to Enhance Trade Relations between Sri Lanka and Japan

2018-01-04

Nagano Employers’ Association visits EDB to Enhance Trade Relations between Sri Lanka and Japan

A delegation from Nagano Employers’ Association in Nagano Prefecture, Japan visited Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with the objective of increasing awareness on Sri Lankan key export products and services...........

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More Benefits to SMEs through Implementation of HNB - EDB Small and Medium Scale Export Credit Scheme

2017-12-21

More Benefits to SMEs through Implementation of HNB - EDB Small and Medium Scale Export Credit Scheme

Hatton National Bank (HNB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has introduced a new export credit scheme for the benefit of small and medium-scale exporters in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan exporters strengthen their value proposition at EDB’s first Export Marketplace

2017-12-21/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lankan-exporters-strengthen-their-value-proposition-at-EDB-s-first-Export-Marketplace/34-645674

Sri Lankan exporters strengthen their value proposition at EDB’s first Export Marketplace

Sri Lankan exporters, service providers, and buyers engaged in a full day pilot export marketplace organized by Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Dilmah Conservation and the World Bank Group. Three companies were awarded prizes of US$ 5000 each to strengthen their export value proposition.

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Exploring new opportunities under Pakistan-SL FTA at Expo Pakistan

2017-12-05

Exploring new opportunities under Pakistan-SL FTA at Expo Pakistan

The Trade Development Authority functioning under the purview of Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan organised the 10th Expo Pakistan from 7 to 9 November at Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan.

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EDB organises Sri Lanka Pavilion at 14th China-ASEAN Expo, Nanning, China

2017-10-31/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-organises-Sri-Lanka-Pavilion-at-14th--China-ASEAN-Expo--Nanning--China/34-642330

EDB organises Sri Lanka Pavilion at 14th China-ASEAN Expo, Nanning, China

The Export Development Board (EDB) organised Sri Lanka’s participation at the 14th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) in Nanning, China from 12-15 September in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Guangzhou.

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