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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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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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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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Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Organized a Seminar for Sri Lanka’s Businesses and Entrepreneurs

2017-10-16

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Organized a Seminar for Sri Lanka’s Businesses and Entrepreneurs

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) jointly organized a Business Seminar on "Explore Business Opportunities through Hong Kong" on Friday, 29th September, 2017 at Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka.

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Korea Importers Association delegation looks for Lankan products, partners

2017-10-02

Korea Importers Association delegation looks for Lankan products, partners

A 15-member delegation led by Myoung-jin Shin, Chairman and CEO of the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA), visited Sri Lanka earlier this month on the invitation of the Sri Lanka Embassy in South Korea and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) to explore business and investment opportunities in diverse areas.

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Minister samarawickrama meets with wedf organizers and sponsors to discuss progress one month ahead of conference

2016-09-21

Minister samarawickrama meets with wedf organizers and sponsors to discuss progress one month ahead of conference

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, The Honourable Malik Samarawickrama together with the Chairperson and Chief Executive of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) Mrs. Indira Malwatte met with the organizing committee and sub committee members, as well as sponsors and partners for a progress review meeting of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2016.

“This is one of the biggest events the new Government has undertaken,” Minister Samarawickrama stated, “And we are well on track to making it an exceptional global conference.” As of the date of this meeting, the conference had 361 registered foreign participants, and 282 registered local participants, a number that is rapidly growing, with more registrations expected within the one-month countdown for the event.

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Sri Lanka tea exports increase

2016-03-28

Sri Lanka tea exports increase

Sri Lanka tea exports showed a marginal increase in February according to Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC review.

Country wise analysis of exports shows that the Iraq has emerged as the largest export destination from Sri Lanka followed by Russia & Iran. More importantly cumulative exports to Turkey have dropped by 3.05 Mn/Kg (-50.06%) as against the same period last year.

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Akbar Brothers extends lead as top tea exporter

2015-12-17

Akbar Brothers extends lead as top tea exporter

The pre-eminent standing of Akbar Brothers in the Sri Lankan Tea Industry has once again been affirmed and recognised with sweeping accolades at the Presidential Exports Awards.

Akbar Brothers bagged seven highly-coveted awards at the ceremony held on 16 December, presided over by President Maithripala Sirisena. The company was adjudged the Best Tea Sector Exporter for the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In addition, it won the exalted Best Sri Lanka Overall Exporter (All Sectors) for 2010 and the Best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter (All Sectors) for 2012 and 2013. Most impressively, Akbar Brothers had the singular honour of being the only tea company that has qualified for the Presidential Export Awards.

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Algeria interested to buy Sri Lankan tea, fruits and vegetable juices

2014-05-14

Algeria interested to buy Sri Lankan tea, fruits and vegetable juices

Algeria is inviting Sri Lankan businesses to export tea, fruit and vegetable juices and many other products to that country, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce announced.

This invitation was made by Echarif Mohammed-Hacene, Ambassador for Algeria in Sri Lanka and India, when he visited the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, accompanied by Consul General for Algeria in Sri Lanka, Mukthar Marikkar.

He held a meeting with CEO/Secretary General of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Harin Malwatte, while Lilakshi De Mel, Senior Assistant Secretary General of the Chamber, was also present. During the meeting, the ambassador said, Sri Lanka can exports items such as, tea, fruits and vegetable juices, textiles, garments specially semi-finished traditional garments for women and spices.

Ambassador Echarif says, the Algerian consumers prefer to drink blended tea with mint and sugar and also would like to purchase tea in consumer bags.

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SL to place its export products on top e-commerce portal

2014-05-11

SL to place its export products on top e-commerce portal

As Lanka's exports to Japan topped $ 223 Mn mark, Sri Lanka is mulling a strategic, fast-track entry to one of the most coveted online markets in the world-Japan. "Japan is the second biggest retail market in the world. Japanese are also heavy internet users with a large e-commerce base. Using a top Japanese online giant like Rakuten could give Lankan exporters a wide-coverage and a low cost entry to this promising market" said Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB) on 02 May at EDB premises.

DG Weerakoone was addressing the EDB organized event "Japan's Rakuten Platform for Sri Lankan Products" held for Lankan exporters on 02 May at EDB. The session consisted of a special in-depth presentation by Japan's Kanagawa based Takashi Yoshino (Principal, Y and F Associates LLC) who, in a his presentation, shoed in-depth of the pros and cons, and how to create an online strategy for Lankan exporters to Japan. Eager representatives from more than 40 Lankan export firms were present at the session.

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Lesotho to begin economic ties with tea, rice imports

2014-05-05

Lesotho to begin economic ties with tea, rice imports

The only country in the world to be surrounded by another country and also described as Africa’s Switzerland, is now to initiate multi-faceted bilateral ties with Sri Lanka.

“We can begin our bilateral trade with Ceylon Tea exports to Lesotho. Then we can proceed to agriculture cooperation” said an upbeat Bothata Tsikoane, the New Delhi based High Commissioner of Lesotho for Sri Lanka.

The Lesotho envoy made these observations while meeting Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka on 25 April at the Export Development Board offices in Colombo during his first courtesy call made on Minister Bathiudeen.

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