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EDB organises seminar for women entrepreneurs in Vavuniya

2017-08-01/ http://www.ft.lk/article/632605/EDB-organises-seminar-for-women-entrepreneurs-in-Vavuniya

EDB organises seminar for women entrepreneurs in Vavuniya

EDB organised a seminar for women entrepreneurs on Thursday, 20 July in District Secretariat, Vavuniya with the objective of developing women entrepreneurs to enter to the international market.

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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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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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EDB to Groom 2,000 Entrepreneurs

2017-03-20

EDB to Groom 2,000 Entrepreneurs

The Export Development Board (EDB), the apex body for exports in the country, has embarked on a program to groom 2,000 entrepreneurs to enter the global export market which will result in many trickle down benefits to the economy.

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EDB impetus for product, tech upgrade for the export sector

2017-01-10

EDB impetus for product, tech upgrade for the export sector

The export sector of Sri Lanka which contributes nearly 20% to the country’s GDP, plays a vital role in achieving the development objectives of the government in terms of, employment generation poverty alleviation and enhancing foreign exchange earnings.

The Government is pursuing an outward looking economic policy and is taking measures to integrate with the rest of the world to connect and compete to reach wider market access through deepening the existing FTAs with India and Pakistan, working on new trade agreements with Asian economies like China and Singapore and possible preferential trade agreements with Thailand, Malaysia and Turkey. All the above and the restoration of GSP+ in the year 2017 and initiatives to boost trade with USA will open up new opportunities for the export sector.

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EDB unveils ‘Info Point’ kiosk to enhance productivity

2017-01-09

EDB unveils ‘Info Point’ kiosk to enhance productivity

The Export Development Board (EDB) last week launched a self-service information kiosk, EDB Info Point, to facilitate walk-in visitors to promptly obtain information of its services.

The use of the EDB Info Point will help exporters, potential exporters and the general public who visit EDB to obtain information about intended services such as product exports, market trends and trade statistics and to find a relevant contact point to acquire their requirements in an effective and efficient manner.

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To Coincide with H.E. the president's visit EDB facilitated B2B and product display at Sri Lanka Business forum in Malaysia

2017-01-02

To Coincide with H.E. the president's visit EDB facilitated B2B and product display at Sri Lanka Business forum in Malaysia

The EDB facilitated Sri Lankan leading exporters to have fruitful discussions with Malaysian counterparts during the Business Forum themed “Mutual Business Opportunities between Sri Lanka & Malaysia” which was held on the 15th of December, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur with the participation of more than 300 top businessmen from Malaysia.

A Sri Lankan product display was organized during the Business Forum showcasing high quality exportable products viz Ceylon Tea, Virgin Coconut oil, Cashew, Confectionery products, Gems & jewellery, Porcelain Tableware and Handicrafts.

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EDB drives Sri Lanka’s ICT sector to penetrate Japanese market.

2016-12-26

EDB drives Sri Lanka’s ICT sector to penetrate Japanese market.

EDB continues the Sri Lanka participation at Japan IT Week 2017 ‍from 10th -12th  May at Tokyo big sight, Japan. Sri Lanka pavilion which will locate in Software and Apps Development Expo (SODEC) could be a launching pad for Sri Lankan ICT companies to enter Japan market.

Japan IT Week http://www.japan-it.jp/en/ ] is truly Japan's largest ICT trade show where you can find any kinds of latest IC T technologies/solutions. A great number of information systems manager, management executives, sales managers, system integrators and managers from IT system division will visit Japan IT Week to conduct business face to face with exhibitors.

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