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Historic Agreements Strengthen Ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand

2024-02-14

Historic Agreements Strengthen Ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand

In Sri Lanka’s pursuit of transforming into a high-income country by 2048 involving trade negotiations with countries like Thailand, the Sri Lanka Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA), was signed, during the visit of Thai Prime Minister Hon. Srettha Thavisin and his delegation of business dignitaries today (03/02/2024) at the Presidential Secretariat.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in December 2023

2024-01-30

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in December 2023

Sri Lanka’s total exports reached US$ 14.94 Bn in 2023 including merchandise exports (US$ 11.85Bn) and estimated service exports (US$ 3.08 Bn). It is only a 0.39 % decline when compare to the value recorded in previous year (US$ 14.99 Bn). Estimated increase in service exports is around 63%.

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Sri Lanka Commits to Fair Trade Collaboration: EDB and International Fair Trade Networks Sign a Cooperation Framework

2024-01-17

Sri Lanka Commits to Fair Trade Collaboration: EDB and International Fair Trade Networks Sign a Cooperation Framework

In a Strategic move to promote International Fair Trade and foster global cooperation, Sri Lanka officially signed the Framework of Cooperation (FOC) with international fair trade networks in Colombo recently. The signing ceremony, attended by representatives from major fair trade and supporting organizations, took place at the Colombo Ramada Hotel.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in November 2023

2023-12-28

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in November 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 4.4% to US$ 968.8 Million in November 2023 compared to October 2023 as per the provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Customs.However, it is a 2.67 % decrease when compared to the value recorded in November 2022.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in October 2023

2023-12-05

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in October 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports decreased by 14.6 % to US$ 898.0 Million in October 2023 compared to October 2022 as per the provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. Also, it is a 13.13 % decrease when compared to the value recorded in September 2023.

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EDB successfully concluded the 25th Presidential Export Awards

2023-12-04

EDB successfully concluded the 25th Presidential Export Awards

The 25th Presidential Export Awards (PEA), organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), was successfully held on November 23rd, 2023, under the patronage of Hon President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, with the participation of a large number of exporters. The award winners were presented a prestigious PEA trophy and a certificate, and they have the privilege to use the “Award Logo” as a marketing tool for a three-year period.

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Port City Colombo - Transforming South Asia’s Economic Landscape

2023-12-01

Port City Colombo - Transforming South Asia’s Economic Landscape

Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone (SEZ) positioned as an extension of Colombo’s existing Central Business District is a 269 Ha land reclamation project in the heart of South Asia. This mega development is a testament to Sri Lanka's commitment to becoming a global economic hub. The SEZ designation brings a myriad of benefits, making it an attractive destination for businesses and investors alike.

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People’s Bank partners with EDB as Platinum Sponsor for ‘Presidential Export Awards - 2023’

2023-10-31

People’s Bank partners with EDB as Platinum Sponsor for ‘Presidential Export Awards - 2023’

In a significant move underscoring their dedication to promoting excellence in exports, People's Bank has partnered with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) as the Platinum Sponsor for the prestigious ‘Presidential Export Awards 2023.’ The collaboration was formally sealed when Mr. Sujeewa Rajapaksa, Chairman of People's Bank, symbolically presented the patronage cheque to Dr. Kingsley Bernard, Chairman/ CEO of Export Development Board, at the headquarters of People's Bank on the 27th of October 2023.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in August 2023

2023-09-26

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in August 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 6.98 % to US$ 1,091.6 Million in August 2023 compared to July 2023 as per the provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. However, it is a 10.91 % decrease when compared to the value recorded in August 2022.

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Sri Lanka Explore More Opportunities At Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair In Thailand

2023-09-13

Sri Lanka Explore More Opportunities At Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair In Thailand

Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery sector has a vast potential to increase foreign exchange earnings to achieve the export targets and the sector is identified as one of the key foreign exchange earners in the country.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in July 2023

2023-08-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in July 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 2.18 % to US$ 1,027.2 Million in July 2023 compared to June 2023 as per the provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. However, it is a 11.79 % decrease when compared to the value recorded in July 2022.

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EDB: Contributing towards Sri Lanka’s economic development for 44 years

2023-08-01

EDB: Contributing towards Sri Lanka’s economic development for 44 years

The 1st of August, 2023, marks the 44th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB). The EDB was established in 1979 with the objective of establishing a strong government-level institutional framework to develop and promote Sri Lanka’s exports in order to integrate with the global economy consequent to the adoption of liberal economic policies in 1977, and it has been at the vanguard in terms of promoting and developing exports in Sri Lanka for over four decades.

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EDB emphasizes the dangers of foreign buyers entering Sri Lanka Gem Trade, illegally

2023-07-24

EDB emphasizes the dangers of foreign buyers entering Sri Lanka Gem Trade, illegally

The Export Development Board (EDB) Advisory Committee on Gems, Diamonds & Jewellery sector has emphasized the importance of making Sri Lankan Gem & Jewellery traders more competitive and simplifying policy measures during the 7th Advisory Committee Meeting held recently.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in May 2023

2023-06-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in May 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 16.6 % to US$ 989.7 Million in May 2023 compared to April 2023. However, it is a 5.59 % decrease when compared to May 2022.

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Applications are now open for 25th Presidential Export Awards

2023-06-27

Applications are now open for 25th Presidential Export Awards

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is pleased to announce that the 25th Presidential Export Awards (PEA) Ceremony will be held on Thursday, 23rd November 2023 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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EDB Open Day guides innovative entrepreneurs to enter export market

2023-06-16

EDB Open Day guides innovative entrepreneurs to enter export market

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) successfully organized the inaugural "EDB Open Day" program, aimed at providing guidance to innovative entrepreneurs and encourage their participation in the export sector. Held on 15th June at the EDB premises, the event garnered a tremendous response with over a thousand budding entrepreneurs from across the island in attendance. Notably, the program witnessed a significant participation of young individuals who were passionate in exploring opportunities in the export market.

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EDB Open Day on 15th June 2023

2023-05-31

EDB Open Day on 15th June 2023

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is excited to announce the upcoming "EDB Open Day" event - a one-day program – which will take place on Thursday, 15th June, 2023, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the EDB, No 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02. The event will provide a valuable platform for potential exporters, small and medium-scale entrepreneurs, Start-ups and innovative thinkers to explore the opportunities in the export field and know the services offered by the EDB.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in April 2023

2023-05-26

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in April 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports decreased by 16.15 % to US$ 814.1 Million in April 2023 compared to April 2022. Moreover, it is a 0.5 % decrease when compared to April 2021.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in March 2023

2023-05-04

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in March 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports decreased by 1.96 % to US$ 1,037.5 Million in March 2023 compared to March 2022. Moreover, it is a 5.14 % decrease when compared to March 2021. Less demand created for major products in major markets due to the current economic situation further continues.

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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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