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The EDB ties up with leading Travel Company in UK to promote Sri Lankan Wellness Tourism industry

2018-10-26

The EDB ties up with leading Travel Company in UK to promote Sri Lankan Wellness Tourism industry

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), as the apex organization for promoting exports, has identified the Health/Wellness Tourism sector as a key focus sector in terms of foreign exchange earnings and as a key sector in the National Export Strategy (NES). There is a clear synergy between global trends and Sri Lanka’s traditional health approaches. The country has natural and traditional endowments that can be used to foster a sustainable wellness tourism value chain that is deeply rooted in local communities and traditions. The growing interest in and demand for wellness services is a favorable global trend for the development of this industry in Sri Lanka. Many countries and destinations are defining themselves as wellness tourism destinations but most do not have Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and wellness lifestyle based heritage. The Average spending of a wellness traveler is around US$ 250 which is far beyond the spending of a general tourist or backpackers.

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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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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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EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

2018-06-19/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/EDB-says-National-Export-Strategy-ready-for-Cabinet-approval--151455.html

EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) yesterday said the National Export Strategy (NES) it has designed in collaboration with the export sector stakeholders is ready to be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.

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National Export Strategy for Sri Lanka: Prerequisite for economic development

2017-11-14/ Source at:Daily FT

National Export Strategy for Sri Lanka: Prerequisite for economic development

Sri Lanka’s economy needs to transform itself to ensure that the nation’s aspirations to reach higher middle income status by the year 2020 are met and achieved. This transformation can take place by introducing innovative and radical changes to Sri Lanka’s current economic development model.

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EDB organises Sri Lanka Pavilion at 14th China-ASEAN Expo, Nanning, China

2017-10-31/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-organises-Sri-Lanka-Pavilion-at-14th--China-ASEAN-Expo--Nanning--China/34-642330

EDB organises Sri Lanka Pavilion at 14th China-ASEAN Expo, Nanning, China

The Export Development Board (EDB) organised Sri Lanka’s participation at the 14th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) in Nanning, China from 12-15 September in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Guangzhou.

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State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed GSP+ Sri Lanka Business Forum in Milan

2017-10-31

State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed GSP+ Sri Lanka Business Forum in Milan

On a promotional visit to enhance Sri Lanka’s exports to Italian market under EU-GSP+ concessions and the investment potentials, Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed Sri Lanka Business Forum organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Italy, Sri Lanka Consulate in Milan and the EDB, in association with Associazione Italiana Commercio Esterocalled AICE in Milan. This forum was held at the auditorium of AICE on 17th of October where it was attended over 70 potential buyers, importers, investors and the chamber representatives in Milan. AICE in Milan, having more than 70 years of history, has been helping Italian and foreign companies to do mutual business in Italy.

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EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

2017-10-30/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/EDB-participates-in-Intergovernmental-Group-of-Experts-on-E-Commerce-and-the-Digital-Economy/50-642443

EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of the digitalisation of economic activities and trade which can support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to ICT-enabled financial services.

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Large Lankan private sector delegation at WEDF in Budapest

2017-10-28/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Large-Lankan-private-sector-delegation-at-WEDF-in-Budapest/44-642324

Large Lankan private sector delegation at WEDF in Budapest

Central Europe’s first ever World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Hungary this week has drawn a large Sri Lankan private sector delegation put together by the Export Development Board.

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Stronger Sri Lanka-Hungary ties in the offing

2017-10-27/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Stronger-Sri-Lanka-Hungary-ties-in-the-offing/44-642323

Stronger Sri Lanka-Hungary ties in the offing

Sri Lanka and Hungary this week renewed their commitment to boost bilateral ties, with the two countries entering into an economic cooperation agreement later this year.

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Sri Lanka for open trade and investment, Minister Malik Samarawickrama tells WEDF 2017 opening

2017-10-26/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Sri-Lanka-for-open-trade-and-investment--Malik-tells-WEDF-opening/44-642234

Sri Lanka for open trade and investment, Minister Malik Samarawickrama tells WEDF 2017 opening

Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama speaks at the first plenary of the World Export Development Forum in Budapest yesterday (25-10-2017)

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World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

2017-10-25/ http://www.ft.lk/top-story/World-Export-Development-Forum-kicks-off-in-Hungary-today/26-642182

World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

The 2017 edition of the annual World Export Development Forum (WEDF) kicks off today in Budapest, Hungary under the theme ‘Trade – A Force for Good: Include, Innovate, Integrate’.

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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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EDB organized a seminar for Women Entrepreneurs in Monaragala.

2017-10-12

EDB organized a seminar for Women Entrepreneurs in Monaragala.

The EDB organized a seminar for Women Entrepreneurs on Thursday, 21st September 2017 in District Secretariat, Monaragala with the objective of development of women entrepreneurs to enter to the international market.

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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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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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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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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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