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EDB RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH PUM NETHERLANDS UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) TO ASSIST EXPORT ORIENTED SME ENTERPRISES

2017-09-08

EDB RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH PUM NETHERLANDS UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) TO ASSIST EXPORT ORIENTED SME ENTERPRISES

The EDB entered into a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts with a view to supporting particularly export oriented Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by obtaining services of PUM experts from mainly Europe in the areas of technology transfer, process improvement, product development, capacity building and training needs.

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HNB, EDB launch breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

2017-09-07/ http://www.ft.lk/financial-services/HNB--EDB-launch-breakthrough-new-SME-Export-Credit-facility/42-639138

HNB, EDB launch breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC working in close collaboration with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) announced the launch of HNB SME Export Credit, a pioneering new facility specially designed to meet the requirements and aspirations of Sri Lanka’s burgeoning Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.

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EDB Seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends”

2017-09-06

EDB Seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends”

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board has organized a seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends” for the Sri Lankan IOT, ICT, and Electronics and Electrical Sector exporters and potential exporters to increase the awareness on current and future technology trends in the world.

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EDB promotes ‘Digital Doors to Trade’

2017-08-29/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/EDB-promotes--Digital-Doors-to-Trade-/50-638928

EDB promotes ‘Digital Doors to Trade’

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a half day seminar on ‘Digital Doors to Trade’ for Sri Lankan exporters to create awareness on Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) digital trade platforms. The seminar was held recently at the EDB Auditorium with the participation more than 125 people.

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EDB introduces manufacturing excellence to rubber and plastic export-oriented industry

2017-07-25/ http://www.ft.lk/article/630820/EDB-introduces-manufacturing-excellence-to-rubber-and-plastic-export-oriented-industry

EDB introduces manufacturing excellence to rubber and plastic export-oriented industry

The rubber products industry is a key industry contributing 6.9 % to total exports (2016). Sri Lanka produces a wide variety of rubber products and the major markets are the US, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Canada, the UK and Brazil.

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Travel goods from Sri Lanka to receive duty free entry to US

2017-07-24/ www.lankabusinessonline.com/travel-goods-from-sri-lanka-to-receive-duty-free-entry-to-us/

Travel goods from Sri Lanka to receive duty free entry to US

Export of travel-related products from Sri Lanka will enjoy duty free entry to the United States following a decision by the US administration to approve the inclusion of travel goods from all GSP beneficiary countries, including Sri Lanka, in the expanded US GSP scheme on July 1, 2017.

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EDB organized the Entrepót Traders Forum

2017-07-21

EDB organized the Entrepót Traders Forum

The EDB conducted a Forum on Entrepót Trade with the participation of a large number of traders/exporters and others engaged in the Entrepót trade. Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA), Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council (SLSC), Shippers Academy Colombo and several public sector institutions relevant to the trade including Sri Lanka Customs, Ports Authority and BOI collaborated with EDB in organizing the Entrepót Traders’ Forum held at EDB Auditorium on 13th July 2017.

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EDB Chief says international brands keen to set up facilities in SL

2017-07-21

EDB Chief says international brands keen to set up facilities in SL

With the help of foreign missions, the Export Development Board (EDB) confirmed that its collective effort has enabled it to knock on the doors of some well-known international brands that are keen on shifting their production facilities to Sri Lanka.

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Export Development Board (EDB) held the 11th Exporters’ Forum

2017-07-20

Export Development Board (EDB) held the 11th Exporters’ Forum

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade in collaboration with the Export Development Board (EDB) organized the 11th Exporters Forum at the EDB Auditorium on 18th July 2017.

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The Director General (EDB) awarded Silver Category for Leadership excellence in State and Government

2017-07-17

The Director General (EDB) awarded Silver Category for Leadership excellence in State and Government

Women in Management in partnership with IFC, presented the “Top 50 Professional & Career Women – Sri Lanka 2017” on 14th July 2017 at the TAJ Samudra with a theme of “Beyond Parity – Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders”, to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women who inspire those around them through their astounding achievements in their careers, businesses and everyday lives.

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EDB organises Technical Training and Exposure Programme for rubber products sector

2017-07-13/ http://dailynews.lk/2017/07/13/business/121776/edb-organises-technical-training-and-exposure-programme-rubber-products

EDB organises Technical Training and Exposure Programme for rubber products sector

The EDB, with the assistance of the Sri Lanka High Commission in UK, organised a Technical Training and Exposure Programme for the Rubber Products Sector, at Tun Abdul Razake Research Center (TARRC), UK from June 13 to 16, for eleven representatives (technically qualified) from leading companies manufacturing and exporting rubber products including an officer from the Rubber Research Institute in Sri Lanka.

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Export Opportunities in Pakistan

2017-07-05

Export Opportunities in Pakistan

The EDB organized a seminar on “Export opportunities in the Pakistan Market” with the objective of increasing awareness of the market opportunities available in the Pakistan market for Sri Lankan products.

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Oman hypermarkets ready for Sri Lankan exports

2017-06-27

Oman hypermarkets ready for Sri Lankan exports

Delegates comprising seven sourcing directors who represent five companies in Oman on the initiation of the EDB and in coordination with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman most of whom own Hypermarket chains had B2B meetings with 45 Sri Lankan exporters ......

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EDB seminar on renewed opportunities for entrepreneurs to enter EU market

2017-06-16/ http://www.ft.lk/article/622543/EDB-seminar-on-renewed-opportunities-for-entrepreneurs-to-enter-EU-market

EDB seminar on renewed opportunities for entrepreneurs to enter EU market

The EDB organised a seminar in association with the Export Product Associations on ‘Renewed Opportunities in EU Market’ with the objective of making the Sri Lankan export community aware of the opportunities under the EU GSP+ concessions when exporting to European Region.

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EDB promotes Made in Sri Lanka at SIAL Canada

2017-06-12/ http://www.ft.lk/article/621429/EDB-promotes-Made-in-Sri-Lanka-at-SIAL-Canada

EDB promotes Made in Sri Lanka at SIAL Canada

The Export Development Board (EDB) organised Sri Lanka’s participation at the ‘SIAL Canada 2017’ from 2-4 May in Toronto Canada in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Toronto and the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada.

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Development of women entrepreneurs to enter international market

2017-06-02/ http://www.ft.lk/article/619435/Development-of-women-entrepreneurs-to-enter-international-market

Development of women entrepreneurs to enter international market

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised a half day seminar on the theme ‘Development of Women Entrepreneurs to the International Market’ at the EDB Auditorium, Colombo 02, on 25 May with the objective of creating awareness among women entrepreneurs on business opportunities in the international market, as part of the overall program for developing 2,000 new exporters by 2020.

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EDB promoting exports of ICT services

2017-05-03/ http://www.ft.lk/article/612670/EDB-promoting-exports-of-ICT-services

EDB promoting exports of ICT services

Sri Lanka Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) with the assistance of Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) is organising a seminar on Sri Lanka IT in Tokyo on 9 May and participating at Japan IT Week 2017 from 10-12 May at Tokyo big sight, Japan.

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Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

2017-04-12/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Development-Strategies-Ministry-and-EDB-conduct-symposium-on-NES--127115.html

Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) conducted the first national symposium for Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) with more than 150 public and private sector representatives to plan the next export growth cycle of the country.

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National exports strategy key to development agenda

2017-04-11/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Development-Strategies-Ministry-and-EDB-conduct-symposium-on-NES--127115.html

National exports strategy key to development agenda

Following is the message by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, delivered to mark Sri Lanka’s First National Export Strategy Symposium held at the Temple Trees.

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EDB hosts program in Northern Region to assist entrepreneurs

2017-03-27

EDB hosts program in Northern Region to assist entrepreneurs

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) under the direction of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade launched the first in a series of awareness programmes under the National Programme of Development of 2000 exporters by the year 2020 in Jaffna....

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