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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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New EDB Chief targets $ 31 bn exports by 2027

2023-04-21

New EDB Chief targets $ 31 bn exports by 2027

Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) new Chairman Dr. Kingsley Bernard yesterday revealed plans to achieve $ 31.3 billion target by 2027 thereby heralding much-needed dollar earnings to overcome the prolonged foreign exchange dearth and stabilise the economy.

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Veteran Export Professional Dr. Kingsley Bernard assumes EDB Chairmanship

2023-04-03

Veteran Export Professional Dr. Kingsley Bernard assumes EDB Chairmanship

Veteran Export Professional Dr. Kingsley Bernard assumed Chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on 3rd April 2023.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in February 2023

2023-03-24

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in February 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports decreased by 8.06 % to US$ 1,005.2 Million in February 2023 compared to February 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. However, it is a 5.62% increase when compared to February 2021.

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UK government Delegation visits EDB

2023-03-21

UK government Delegation visits EDB

The official delegation from the Department for International Trade in the UK visited the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on 16th March 2023 to discuss the opportunities for Sri Lanka’s export sector under Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) to be launched by the Government of UK.  Ms. Sofie Kinsey, Trade Preferences Policy Manager for Sri Lanka, Mr. Fabian Hartwell, Overseas Trade Policy Advisor for South Asia, and Ms. Asanthi Fernando, Deputy Head of Trade & Investment at the British High Commission in Colombo participated in the discussions at the EDB with the objective of identifying potential export sectors for Sri Lanka to expand in the UK market utilizing the UK DCTS.

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Merchandize exports record one billion dollars in January 2023

2023-03-03

Merchandize exports record one billion dollars in January 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports decreased by 8.98 % to US$ 1,001.9 Million in January 2023 compared to January 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. However, it is a 6.97% increase when compared to January 2021

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Merchandize exports reached US$ 13 Bn in 2022

2023-01-31

Merchandize exports reached US$ 13 Bn in 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports decreased by 9.7 % y-o-y to US$ 1,044 Mn in December 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the decrease in export earnings from Apparel & Textiles, Tea, Rubber based Products, and Coconut based Products, Food & Beverages, Spices & Essential Oils and Fisheries products.

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EDB launches Export Performance Indicators 2021

2023-01-25

EDB launches Export Performance Indicators 2021

Sri Lanka Export Development Board presents its flagship statistical publication “Export Performance Indicators 2021”.  The latest edition provides statistical information related to Sri Lanka’s external trade and its contribution to major economic indicators such as trade balance, GDP and individual sectoral involvement for the year 2021 and five preceding years.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in October 2022

2022-11-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in October 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports decreased by 8.18 % y-o-y to US$ 1,094.8 Mn in October 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the decrease in export earnings from Apparel & Textiles, Tea, Rubber based Products, Coconut based Products, Spices & Essential Oils and Fisheries sector. Further, the impact of global crisis also affecting to decrease export earnings of major products.

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Virtual Sri Lanka National Pavilion at the China International Import Expo (e-CIIE-2022)

2022-11-14

Virtual Sri Lanka National Pavilion at the China International Import Expo (e-CIIE-2022)

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Board of Investment and Sri Lanka Tea Board has made arrangements to organize a virtual Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE).

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in September 2022

2022-10-25

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in September 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 5.75 % y-o-y to US$ 1,093.98 Mn in September 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in export earnings from Apparel & Textiles, Tea, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical & Electronic Components and Spices & Essential Oils.

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Collaborating with Stakeholders to Improve and Increase Exports and Investments

2022-10-17

Collaborating with Stakeholders to Improve and Increase Exports and Investments

Stressing the importance of providing a business conducive environment, “the government is focused and has given the highest recognition to exports and investments – to create employment, enhance foreign exchange earnings with economic and social benefits to our people”, the State Minister for Investment Promotion, Hon. Dilum Amunugama said, expressing his views at a meeting held with the Chairmen and representatives of EDB’s Advisory Committees on Thursday, October 14th, at the BOI Auditorium in Colombo.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in August 2022

2022-09-27

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in August 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 10.24 % y-o-y to US$ 1,213.7 Mn in August 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in earnings from export of Apparel & Textiles.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in July 2022

2022-08-30

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in July 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 2.25 % y-o-y to US$ 1,128.7 Mn in July 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in earnings from export of Apparel & Textiles.

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EDB organises a webinar on opportunities in the Israeli Market

2022-08-19

EDB organises a webinar on opportunities in the Israeli Market

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organized an informative webinar on “Opportunities in the Israeli Market” in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Israel together with the support of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) and Israel – Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce on 03rd August, 2022.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in June 2022

2022-07-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in June 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 20 % y-o-y to US$ 1,208.2 Mn in June 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. This was mainly due to the increase in earnings from export of Apparel & Textiles, Rubber based products, Coconut based products, Food & Beverages and Seafood.

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