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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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Exporters urge product testing laboratories to pull up their socks

2022-09-08

Exporters urge product testing laboratories to pull up their socks

Sri Lanka’s leading food and organic product exporters urged the nation’s premier product testing laboratories to enhance their levels of efficiency and effectiveness to enable them to provide a superior service to their overseas customers. These sentiments were aired at a meeting organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on 30th August, 2022, to provide a platform for the exporters and product testing laboratories in the island to share their requirements and capacities with each other.   

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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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Ceylon Cinnamon GI status celebrated at BIOFACH 2022

2022-07-27

Ceylon Cinnamon GI status celebrated at BIOFACH 2022

Sri Lanka marked an important milestone in 2022, with the country receiving its first-ever Geographical Indication (GI) certification from the European Union (EU) Commission. The certification was a result of a decade-long endeavor led by the Sri Lanka Export Development (EDB) with the support of numerous public and private stakeholders.

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Sri Lankan Organic Food Companies Shine at BIOFACH 2022

2022-07-26

Sri Lankan Organic Food Companies Shine at BIOFACH 2022

Organic food production and trade is evolving into a rapidly growing industry across the world. Prompted by a developing inclination for healthy life choices and awareness on the benefits of organic food, a greater number of global consumers are opting for organic products. In the midst of this competitive industry, Sri Lankan producers and manufacturers find themselves in lucrative circumstances.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in May 2022

2022-06-27

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in May 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 9.9 % y-o-y to US$ 980.2 Mn in May 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, Coconut based products and Electrical & Electronic Components.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in April 2022

2022-05-23

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in April 2022

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 11.87% y-o-y to US$ 915.3 Mn in April 2022, the highest monthly value recorded for the month of April.

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Ceylon Cinnamon receives Geographical Indication certification from the European Union

2022-04-27

Ceylon Cinnamon receives Geographical Indication certification from the European Union

Today (27-04-2022) the European Union (EU) handed over the Geographical Indication (GI) certification to Ceylon Cinnamon, Sri Lanka’s first GI-certified product. An official ceremony took place between the EU Delegation to Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in February 2022

2022-03-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in February 2022

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 9.91% to US$ 1,046 Million in February 2022 compared to February 2021 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. Further, it is a 5.8% increase when compared to February 2020.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in January 2022

2022-02-24

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in January 2022

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 13% to US$ 1,062.63 Million in January 2022 compared to January 2021 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. Further, it is a 5.7% increase when compared to January 2020.

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Sri Lanka’s inaugural Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for Ceylon Cinnamon - Everything you need to know

2022-02-23

Sri Lanka’s inaugural Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for Ceylon Cinnamon - Everything you need to know

Ceylon Cinnamon was added in the register of protected designations of origin and Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) on 2nd February, 2022. The EU commission by the implementing regulation - (EU) 2022/144, entered a name ‘Ceylon Cinnamon’ in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Ceylon cinnamon (PGI).

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Webinar on Sustainable Supply Chains and Due Diligence Laws in the Organic Agriculture Sector

2022-02-11

Webinar on Sustainable Supply Chains and Due Diligence Laws in the Organic Agriculture Sector

As the final of the series of Agri Webinars organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany together with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) and Import Promotion Desk of Germany (IPD), webinar on “Sustainable Supply Chains and Due Diligence Laws in the Organic Agriculture Sector” was held on 24 January 2022 with the participation of a large number of Sri Lankan Agri Exporters.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at GULFOOD 2022

2022-02-10

Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at GULFOOD 2022

The Gulf region has built a strong brand identity in the Food and Beverage space. UAE is blessed with a strategic location between East and West which makes its accessible to major emerging economies, linking shipping routes in Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Gulfood Exhibition launched in 1987 and has currently become the World’s largest annual food and beverage trade show. The 2020 edition of the show has attracted more than 60,000 visitors & 2,500 exhibitors from 162 countries seeking business opportunities and exploring the latest F&B products and innovation. The 2021 event was held following social distancing & hygiene protocols as per the new normal conditions of the world due to COVID – 19 pandemic. 

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Sri Lanka achieves its first ever GI certification with Ceylon Cinnamon

2022-02-03

Sri Lanka achieves its first ever GI certification with Ceylon Cinnamon

Marking a moment of historical significance, Sri Lanka received its first ever Geographical Indication (GI) certification when the European Union (EU) Commission on 02nd February, 2022 granted GI status to Ceylon Cinnamon. The outcome was a result of a painstaking, decade-long, arduous endeavour led by the Sri Lanka Export Development (EDB) under the Ministry of Trade with the support of numerous public and private stakeholders.

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EDB disburse financial assistance to potential and existing exporters

2022-02-02

EDB disburse financial assistance to potential and existing exporters

Trade Minister Hon Bandula Gunawardhana presented cheques and certificates to potential and existing exporters who were selected as beneficiaries under several EDB-led assistance schemes on 28th January, 2022, during a function held at JAIC Hilton hotel. The beneficiaries were chosen under the EDB assistance programmes on National Export Brand Development, New Exporter Development, and Market Access Support.

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Import Promotion Desk inaugurates regional office in Colombo

2022-01-31

Import Promotion Desk inaugurates regional office in Colombo

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) intensifies its activities in Sri Lanka and amplifies its cooperation with their strategical partner EDB – the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka. The initiative, funded by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), supports national organizations to further develop export promotion services and establish sustainable trade relations. At the opening ceremony of the IPD Hub in Sri Lanka, which was held on 27th January, 2022 in Colombo, the EDB and IPD reaffirm their commitment to their cooperation.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance for year 2021

2022-01-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance for year 2021

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 16.71% to US$ 1,125.69 Million in December 2021 compared to December 2020 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. In parallel, 12.48% increase recorded in December 2021 compared to December 2019.

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Pre Biofach Trade Fair 2022 Work Shop

2022-01-28

Pre Biofach Trade Fair 2022 Work Shop

EDB in collaboration with Import Promotion Desk (IPD), Germany conducted an onsite training program on 25th January, 2025 for exporters who are going to participate for the Biofach trade fair 2022.

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