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Promote Sri Lanka SME’s at the World’s Largest Food innovation Exhibition –SIAL France under the national pavilion organized by the EDB

2019-03-27

Promote Sri Lanka SME’s at the World’s Largest Food innovation Exhibition –SIAL France under the national pavilion organized by the EDB

The EDB is implementing a national programme to nurture 2000 new entrepreneurs to become exporters during the period 2017 - 2022 at regional level. The main objective of this programme is to encourage domestic enterprises to invest in export industries to achieve the overall export target of US $ 28 billion in 2022. Simultaneously new entrants have gained opportunities in the international marketing experience.

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Sri Lanka Participation at BioFach 2019  Nuremberg, Germany

2019-03-14

Sri Lanka Participation at BioFach 2019 Nuremberg, Germany

The EDB has identified BioFach as one of the best places to promote Sri Lankan organic products to the EU region and other countries. EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany organized a national pavilion in an area of 117 s.qm at hall no 02 which was reserved for international exhibitors and most of the EU buyers visited to this hall.

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National program to develop 2000 new exporters by the year 2020

2019-03-06/ http://www.ft.lk/business/National-program-to-develop-2000-new-exporters-by-the-year-2020/34-674061

National program to develop 2000 new exporters by the year 2020

The seventh seminar for the Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Mannar District entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2000 new exporters was held on 1 March at the Vavuniya district secretariat conference hall.

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Sri Lanka’s participation at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI - 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2019-02-27

Sri Lanka’s participation at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI - 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Expo is one of the oldest and largest international events taking place every 5 years and lasting for 6 month where everyone can learn, innovate and create progress by sharing ideas and working together through a common theme.  United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been selected as the host country for the forthcoming event to be held in year 2020. This World Expo will be held for a period of six months from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the MENA & SA (Middle East and North Africa & South Asia Region.

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EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

2019-02-17/ Source at: Sunday Observer

EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

The National Export Strategy (NES) is progressing in the right direction. It has six focused areas and is expected to provide the impetus for the export drive supporting economic growth, Chairperson of the Export Development Board (EDB), Indira Malwatte said.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2019

2019-02-12

Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2019

UAE is blessed with a strategic location between the East and West, which makes it accessible to major emerging economies, linking shipping routes and facilitating goods' transportation between the various regions in Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Understanding the preciousness of the location, the business community has launched GULFOOD Food & Beverage exhibition in 1987 in Dubai and the exhibition has grown to promote F&B trade between more than 180 countries annually. In 2018 Gulfood set records with 97,000 visitors attending and over 5000 companies from over 185 different countries exhibiting their products.

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EDB seeks green light from Quarantine Authorities in China

2019-01-21/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/01/22/business/175019/edb-seeks-green-light-quarantine-authorities-china

EDB seeks green light from Quarantine Authorities in China

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has made a formal request to the Quarantine Authorities of China for obtaining quarantine clearance for in a bid to support Sri Lankan Agri-entrepreneurs in gaining new ground in China’s organic market.

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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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Technical transfer program for coir-based manufacturers in North Western and Southern provinces

2018-12-03/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Technical-transfer-program-for-coir-based-manufacturers-in-North-Western-and-Southern-provinces/34-668043

Technical transfer program for coir-based manufacturers in North Western and Southern provinces

The EDB’s Regional Development Division successfully concluded a Technical transfer program for coir-based manufacturers in the North Western Province (NWP) & Southern Province (SP) from 19-29 November under the ‘2000 Exporters Development Program’.

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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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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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