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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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EDB conducts awareness seminar on “Facilitation of Agricultural Exporters under the TIEP Scheme”

2023-03-16

EDB conducts awareness seminar on “Facilitation of Agricultural Exporters under the TIEP Scheme”

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) recently conducted an awareness seminar on “Facilitation of agricultural exporters under the Temporary Import for Export Processing (TIEP) Scheme”with the participation of 85 export companies from the agricultural sector.

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Sri Lanka targets growing European market for Organic Food at BIOFACH 2023 in Germany

2023-03-07

Sri Lanka targets growing European market for Organic Food at BIOFACH 2023 in Germany

A delegation from Sri Lanka participated in the BIOFACH Trade Fair, the world’s largest annual organic food products trade show held from 14-17 February 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany. This annual trade fair held since 1990 attracts food industry professionals from across the world. This year, 2,765 exhibitors from 95 countries participated in the trade fair. The fair was also attended by 36,000 trade visitors from 135 countries. Germany is one of the largest organic food markets in the world and BIOFACH figures show that the organic sector recorded revenues of €15.3 billion for the German organic market in 2022. In Europe, Germany is the largest market for organic products as well as the largest organic producer. In addition, veganism is increasingly popular in Germany creating export opportunities for meat and dairy substitutes as well as breakfast foods.

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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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EDB organizes B2B Meeting between Sri Lankan Exporters and Russian  Business Delegates

2023-02-01

EDB organizes B2B Meeting between Sri Lankan Exporters and Russian Business Delegates

A high-level business Delegation from the Sverdlovsk Regional Government of Russian Federation visited Sri Lanka for a three-day programme from 23rd to 26th January 2023. Mr. Vladimir Smirnov, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Sverdlovsk Region led the Business delegation which included prominent business leaders from the Region.

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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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EDB launches Ceylon Cinnamon GI Control Plan Guidance books

2022-12-20

EDB launches Ceylon Cinnamon GI Control Plan Guidance books

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) ceremoniously launched Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical Indication (GI) Control Plan Guidance books at Ramada Hotel on 8th December. The financial assistance for the publication was provided by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Union (EU).

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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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Sri Lankan Exporters Shine at World Largest Food Innovation Exhibition SIAL Paris 2022 in France

2022-11-15

Sri Lankan Exporters Shine at World Largest Food Innovation Exhibition SIAL Paris 2022 in France

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris successfully organized Sri Lanka participation at the SIAL Paris – 2022 exhibition held from 15th to 19th October 2022 in Parc Des Expositions- Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris.

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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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EDB holds B2B meetings for the visiting delegation of Canada Sri Lanka Business Convention

2022-11-10

EDB holds B2B meetings for the visiting delegation of Canada Sri Lanka Business Convention

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Canada Sri Lanka Business Convention and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce organized a business-to-business (B2B) meeting programme recently at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo 02.

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Sri Lanka takes part in China International Import and Export Fair 2022

2022-10-27

Sri Lanka takes part in China International Import and Export Fair 2022

China International Import and Export Fair, (Canton Fair) - 2022, organized as a hybrid event with the participation of companies all over the world, got underway on 15th October, 2022. The International Pavilion of the event is organized through an online platform due to the prevailing travel restrictions in China, and it consists 50 different sections under 16 categories.

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