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UNIDO, AHK Sri Lanka & EDB organized an awareness programme on GSCDDA

2023-04-27

UNIDO, AHK Sri Lanka & EDB organized an awareness programme on GSCDDA

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK Sri Lanka) together with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organized an awareness program for Sri Lankan exporters in preparation for the forthcoming German Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains that came into force in Germany from 1st January 2023. The initiative aimed to increase awareness regarding the new law in Germany, and outline the challenges and opportunities for Sri Lankan Export Industries.

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New EDB Chief targets $ 31 bn exports by 2027

2023-04-21

New EDB Chief targets $ 31 bn exports by 2027

Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) new Chairman Dr. Kingsley Bernard yesterday revealed plans to achieve $ 31.3 billion target by 2027 thereby heralding much-needed dollar earnings to overcome the prolonged foreign exchange dearth and stabilise the economy.

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Veteran Export Professional Dr. Kingsley Bernard assumes EDB Chairmanship

2023-04-03

Veteran Export Professional Dr. Kingsley Bernard assumes EDB Chairmanship

Veteran Export Professional Dr. Kingsley Bernard assumed Chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on 3rd April 2023.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in February 2023

2023-03-24

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in February 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports decreased by 8.06 % to US$ 1,005.2 Million in February 2023 compared to February 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. However, it is a 5.62% increase when compared to February 2021.

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EDB conducts awareness seminar on “Facilitation of Agricultural Exporters under the TIEP Scheme”

2023-03-16

EDB conducts awareness seminar on “Facilitation of Agricultural Exporters under the TIEP Scheme”

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) recently conducted an awareness seminar on “Facilitation of agricultural exporters under the Temporary Import for Export Processing (TIEP) Scheme”with the participation of 85 export companies from the agricultural sector.

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Merchandize exports record one billion dollars in January 2023

2023-03-03

Merchandize exports record one billion dollars in January 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports decreased by 8.98 % to US$ 1,001.9 Million in January 2023 compared to January 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. However, it is a 6.97% increase when compared to January 2021

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EDB signs MOU with Printcare Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd

2023-02-06

EDB signs MOU with Printcare Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Printcare Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd, one of Sri Lanka’s leading printing and packaging solutions providers.

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Merchandize exports reached US$ 13 Bn in 2022

2023-01-31

Merchandize exports reached US$ 13 Bn in 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports decreased by 9.7 % y-o-y to US$ 1,044 Mn in December 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, and Coconut based Products, Food & Beverages, Spices & Essential Oils and Fisheries products.

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EDB launches Export Performance Indicators 2021

2023-01-25

EDB launches Export Performance Indicators 2021

Sri Lanka Export Development Board presents its flagship statistical publication “Export Performance Indicators 2021”.  The latest edition provides statistical information related to Sri Lanka’s external trade and its contribution to major economic indicators such as trade balance, GDP and individual sectoral involvement for the year 2021 and five preceding years.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in October 2022

2022-11-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in October 2022

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.

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Eleven Government Institutions collaborate to showcase services at the National Packaging Pavilion during the Profood, Propack and Ag-biz 2022 Fair

2022-11-21

Eleven Government Institutions collaborate to showcase services at the National Packaging Pavilion during the Profood, Propack and Ag-biz 2022 Fair

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.

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Virtual Sri Lanka National Pavilion at the China International Import Expo (e-CIIE-2022)

2022-11-14

Virtual Sri Lanka National Pavilion at the China International Import Expo (e-CIIE-2022)

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).

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in September 2022

2022-10-25

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in September 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 5.75 % y-o-y to US$ 1,093.98 Mn in September 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in export earnings from Apparel & Textiles, Tea, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical & Electronic Components and Spices & Essential Oils.

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Collaborating with Stakeholders to Improve and Increase Exports and Investments

2022-10-17

Collaborating with Stakeholders to Improve and Increase Exports and Investments

Stressing the importance of providing a business conducive environment, “the government is focused and has given the highest recognition to exports and investments – to create employment, enhance foreign exchange earnings with economic and social benefits to our people”, the State Minister for Investment Promotion, Hon. Dilum Amunugama said, expressing his views at a meeting held with the Chairmen and representatives of EDB’s Advisory Committees on Thursday, October 14th, at the BOI Auditorium in Colombo.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in August 2022

2022-09-27

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in August 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 10.24 % y-o-y to US$ 1,213.7 Mn in August 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in earnings from export of Apparel & Textiles.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in July 2022

2022-08-30

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in July 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 2.25 % y-o-y to US$ 1,128.7 Mn in July 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in earnings from export of Apparel & Textiles.

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EDB organises a webinar on opportunities in the Israeli Market

2022-08-19

EDB organises a webinar on opportunities in the Israeli Market

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organized an informative webinar on “Opportunities in the Israeli Market” in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Israel together with the support of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) and Israel – Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce on 03rd August, 2022.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in June 2022

2022-07-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in June 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 20 % y-o-y to US$ 1,208.2 Mn in June 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in earnings from export of Apparel & Textiles, Rubber based products, Coconut based products, Food & Beverages and Seafood.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in May 2022

2022-06-27

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in May 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 9.9 % y-o-y to US$ 980.2 Mn in May 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in earnings from export of Apparel & Textiles, Coconut based products and Electrical & Electronic Components.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in April 2022

2022-05-23

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in April 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 11.87% y-o-y to US$ 915.3 Mn in April 2022, the highest monthly value recorded for the month of April.

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