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US-China trade war gives local exporters new partnership chances: EDB

2018-10-22

US-China trade war gives local exporters new partnership chances: EDB

Sri Lanka’s exporters have the opportunity to exploit the tariff war between the US and China to attract new foreign partners, the Export Development Board (EDB) said, noting that the environment for exports remained positive with 60% of the total export targets for 2018 being achieved in the first nine months.

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EDB chief confident of meeting export targets

2018-10-21

EDB chief confident of meeting export targets

The Export Development Board (EDB) is confident of achieving the export target of US$ 17. 5 billion by the end this year and the $ 20 billion by 2020, said EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte on the sidelines of the 16th Exporter’s Forum held at the EDB auditorium last week.

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Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 16th Exporters’ Forum

2018-10-16

Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 16th Exporters’ Forum

The 16th Exporters Forum chaired by International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on 16/10/2018 at the Export Development Board auditorium. 

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Export Development Board Creates Opportunities for Sri Lankan Exporters  to enter US Market

2018-10-15

Export Development Board Creates Opportunities for Sri Lankan Exporters to enter US Market

Over the last several months, the Export Development Board has developed a relationship with UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Global Access Program (GAP) with a view to strengthening Sri Lanka’s exports to the United States. The Export Development Board has worked closely with GAP Executive Director Dr. Fredrik Leuhusen, in addition to seeking external reference from agencies in New Zealand and Finland who have been among the most frequent GAP clients.

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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 organizes Technical Training Program in Malaysia

2018-10-04/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/10/04/business/164442/edb-organizes-technical-training-program-malaysia

EDB organizes Technical Training Program in Malaysia

The EDB with the assistance of Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia organized a Technical Training Program for the latex rubber product sectors at the Academy of Hevea Malaysia of Malaysian Rubber Board recently, for twelve technical representatives of leading companies engaged in manufacturing and exporting latex rubber products.

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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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8 Lankan firms under EDB banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris

2018-09-18/ http://www.ft.lk/business/8-Lankan-firms-under-EDB-banner-at-Texworld-Apparel-Sourcing-Paris/34-663018

8 Lankan firms under EDB banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris

Eight Sri Lankan companies are taking part under the Export Development Board (EDB) banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris which commenced 17/09/2018 and will conclude on 20-09-2018.

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Polish push for local boat building industry

2018-09-09/ /blog/polish-push-for-local-boat-building-industry.html http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2018/09/09/business/polish-push-local-boat-building-industry

Polish push for local boat building industry

In keeping with the government’s aim of developing Sri Lanka’s boat building industry as one of the six sectors of the economic drive, stakeholders are looking at a strategic approach to fuel its growth.

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NES IMPLEMENTATION COMMENCES

2018-09-06/ https://www.pressreader.com/sri-lanka/daily-mirror-sri-lanka/20180906/282711932912114

NES IMPLEMENTATION COMMENCES

The National Export Strategy (NES) has started sailing in the high waves after obtaining the Cabinet approval and the launch with all the stakeholders of the NES. The NES, a flagship development project spearheaded by the Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), together with the public-private partnership, commenced its implementation.

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EDB relaunches ‘1000 start-up’ project to support IT/BPM industry to reach US $ 5bn export target

2018-08-28/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/EDB-relaunches-start-up-project-to-support-IT-BPM-industry-to-reach-US-bn-export-target-154629.html

EDB relaunches ‘1000 start-up’ project to support IT/BPM industry to reach US $ 5bn export target

The Export Development Board (EDB) on 27-08-2018 announced the relaunch of the ‘1000 start-up’ initiative, an effort taken towards diversifying Sri Lanka’s export basket and market.

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EDB to Develop 2000 Exporters Awareness Program for Entrepreneurs in North Western Province

2018-08-20

EDB to Develop 2000 Exporters Awareness Program for Entrepreneurs in North Western Province

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) organized a one day seminar to educate the entrepreneurs of the North Western Province on the national program of developing the 2000 new Exporters for the North Western Province entrepreneurs on August 17, 2018 at Hotel Blue Sky, Kurunegala.

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Sri Lanka Association of Printers Regional Seminar – Gampaha

2018-08-20

Sri Lanka Association of Printers Regional Seminar – Gampaha

Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) regularly organizes regional seminars in outstation cities targeting the printers in the category of Small and Medium Enterprisesas well as the prospective youth who are interested in starting their career in printing industry. The regional seminar of the 3rdquarter of the year organized by Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) was held on Saturday, 18th August 2018, at “Saketha MeduraHotel”, Gampaha. The seminar was a huge success and over 60 printersin medium and small enterprise categories, in Gampaha district and over 50 youth who were interested in joining the printing industry attended seminar.

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Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

2018-08-14

Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

The 15th Exporters’ Forum chaired by State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on Tuesday 14 August at the EDB Auditorium. 

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Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

2018-08-10/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lankan-electronics-and-electrical-sector-seeking-opportunities-in-Malaysia-and-Singapore/34-660599

Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

Sri Lankan companies have gained more than 28 business leads, about 15 business alliances, joint venture opportunities coupled with market exposure, and studying new trends in technology and innovation by participating in the exposure visit cum business matchmaking programs to Malaysia and Singapore for the electronics and electrical sector organised by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with High Commissions of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and Singapore from 16-21 July. 

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Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

2018-08-08/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/08/08/business/159079/sl-course-us-175-bn-export-target-2018

Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

Sri Lanka is on course to reach the 2018 export target of US$ 17.5 billion set up by the government, said Chairperson, Export Development Board, Indira Malwatte.

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My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

2018-08-06

My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

Sagara Ranga Liyanage, Managing Director of Earth Bond Creations, a company earning foreign exchange by turning waste into finished products, in a country where waste management has become a social issue.

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SLAMERP organises rubber testing workshop with Rubber Research Institute, Export Development Board

2018-08-01/ http://www.ft.lk/business/SLAMERP-organises-rubber-testing-workshop-with-Rubber-Research-Institute--Export-Development-Board/34-660025

SLAMERP organises rubber testing workshop with Rubber Research Institute, Export Development Board

The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) represents the manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka, an industry with a history of over 100 years in exporting sophisticated rubber products to international markets.

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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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