The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in association with the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) under the guidance of the Ministry of Trade organized a stakeholder forum on organic agricultural exports, which was chaired by Trade Minister Hon Bandula Gunawardena, on 27th July at NSBM Green University.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with the assistance of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) has prepared a Vocational Education Training Plan (VET Plan) for the Electrical and Electronics sector (EEC sector) in Sri Lanka to identify the skill gaps and training required to satisfy EEC sector needs to develop the Electrical and Electronics industry to support the national export drive. This was jointly funded by the EDB and the TVEC. The Sri Lanka Electronic Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SLEMEA) also extended their support in preparing this report.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi, India jointly organized an online briefing session with Amazon India (www.amazon.in) on 29th June, 2021, to explore the digital marketing opportunities available for the Sri Lankan exporters in the Indian market via the highly reputed e-commerce platform; amazon.in.
As per the latest statistics released by the Sri Lanka Customs, the export sector performance has been able to maintain its upward trend in June 2021 with exports increasing by 9.41 % to US$ 978.2 Mn compared to June 2020. This upward trend was evident year-on-year for the last four months.
Sri Lanka is bracing to re-enter the $ 15 billion Chinese seafood market following a resolution of issues connected to mandatory health certification.
A webinar on “EU Market Trends in Agri Products Sector” organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in collaboration with the Import Promotion Desk of Germany and Export Development Board of Sri Lanka was held on 30 June, 2021 with a view to educating Sri Lankan exporters on trends in the processed food, natural ingredients and fresh produce sectors, who wished to enter or expand in the German and wider EU market.
Sri Lanka’s export sector performance has been able to managed its growth momentum in May 2021 with the challenges of this pandemic. “We are happy to see that export levels are reaching fast to the pre-Covid 19 levels despite the continuous multiple challenges faced by our exporters with intermittent travel restrictions and local area isolations. Maximum efforts are be taken to secure the export orders in hand while attracting new orders to the country – the responsibility of the authorities are to facilitate the exporters in every possible way to keep them operating”, Chairman, EDB.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi organized a webinar along with the Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai to bridge over 100 Sri Lankan ICT firms and professionals with the UAE market, to discover the brand new alternatives within the ICT trade on 11 June, 2021.
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka to Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania together with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and the Sri Lanka and Australia Chamber of Commerce (SLACC) organised a webinar titled – Exporting to Australia – What you need to know - on the 20th May, 2021. Kalum De Silva, President of SLACC, moderated the session. He is the founding national president of SLACC.
Export Development Board (EDB) Chairman Suresh de Mel yesterday presented six focused sectors that provide a plethora of opportunities for export-oriented global firms to set up bases in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is implementing an assistance scheme to enable farmers and processors in Sri Lanka to obtain organic certification as per the Sri Lanka Organic Standard - SLS 1324:2018. The certificates will be issued by the certification institutes accredited for SLS 1324:2018 by the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB).
EDB Chairman Suresh de Mel stated that the export target would certainly witness a revision due to the week-long travel restrictions that have come into effect and several areas being caught under the isolation. However, he said it is too premature to assess the impact or divulge the revised target. He noted that the revision is ‘absolutely necessary’.
Sri Lanka’s export performance continued its upward momentum in the first three months of 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic induced lockdown last year, exports were contracted by a record 64.63 per cent in April 2020. However in April this year, exports grew up by 183 per cent to US$ 798.9 Mn in comparison to the previous year.
Consequent to the official visit of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation and his delegation to the Republic of Belarus in December 2020, bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Belarus has been intensifying in every field, particularly in trade and investment.
Sri Lanka High Commission in South Africa initiated a new series of B2B meetings in collaboration with the Department of Commerce and the Exports Development Board of Sri Lanka to find new opportunities for the Sri Lankan exporters in the new normal post-Covid situation.
Muscat: Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate of Oman Ameer Ajwad opened an exclusive stall for ‘Sri Lankan Products’ at the SPAR supermarket outlet at Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos (MSQ) in Oman.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has made arrangements to facilitate export-oriented industries based on the circulars issued by the Government Health Authorities to continue operations of their activities during lockdown of specific areas in the country and inter-provincial travel restrictions subject to stringent health regulations.
As an initiative of FYIstival South Asia Edition of Global Connect at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), a webinar on “Accelerating Growth of Food Sector and a Buyer Seller Meet” was organised together with Enterprise Singapore and the Sri Lanka High Commission on 27th April 2021.
Sri Lanka Embassy in Nepal partnered with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) to connect construction industry stakeholders of the two countries in a webinar titled “Collaboration in the Construction Industry between Sri Lanka and Nepal " on Tuesday 04 May.