Among the producer countries, Sri Lanka maintains a reputation in organic crop production and exports different varieties of organic products adhering to international standards. For over a decade, Sri Lanka had exported a range of organically certified products. The country is considered the pioneer in the Asian region, to introduce organically certified tea and cinnamon to the world market.
According to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM), total land area under organic agriculture in Sri Lanka in the year 2014 was 19,517 hectares which was 0.75% of the total land area, which is a 27% increase from 15,379 hectares in 2006 which was 0.65% of the total land area under agricultural production.
Established in 1993, we are a devoted organic and fairtrade company based in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Bio Foods (Pvt.) Ltd is registered under the Fairtrade Labeling Organization (FLO) and is a member of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM). Our fairtrade standards ensure that all our producers receive a fair price for their products despite the fluctuating markets, and the premiums they receive ensure a better standard of living in their communities. Due to the commitment to his vision and ethical standing, the founder and Chairman of Bio Foods, Dr. Sarath Ranaweera, went on to receive the first ever “World’s Fairest Fairtrader Award” in 2014.
CBL Natural Foods has its operational roots in 1989 when Cecil Foods commenced exporting fresh fruits & vegetables to the global market. The acquisition of Cecil Foods by Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) in the year 2003 made way for the company to change its name to CBL Natural Foods in 2007, to maximize its operational & marketing potential under the CBL brand.
Central Spice Export is a Sri Lankan Exporting Company located in Gampola. It was started in 1997, and running steadily since. The Company focuses mainly on spices such as Black Pepper, Black Pepper Light Berries, Cloves, Clove Stems, Betal Nut, Nutmeg. The Company buys all the spices directly from the farmers.
There are approximately around 50-100 Labours working in the company.
The Company has Raw Materials Collecting points at cities like Matale, Gampola, Kandy & Kegalle, where spices grow the most in Sri LankaThe Company exports to countries such as India, Dubai, China, and Planning to export to Europe in Future.
Cinnatopia is the legacy of a company founded by G. Peter de Silva in 1955. A visionary entrepreneur with a keen eye into the future, Peter De Silva then set out to create an export market for his authentic Sri Lankan spices which quickly caught the attention of the World.
Euro West Export Pvt. Ltd. brings forth a diverse range of products, which comprises of Spices, Betel Nuts, Rice, Black Tea Leaves, and Pine Wood Timber. The products that we provide are acquired from the reliable and certified sources, thus we ensure their excellent quality. These products are delivered to various parts of the world, such as India, Dubai, Syria, and many others. The products are offered by us at the market leading prices to the global clients.
We are committed to provide our customers the best quality goods. We as No.1 Exporter of Cinnamon from Sri Lanka is known for our quality standards. We are continuously improving the quality standards of our goods in cooperation with our buyers.
We are Joint Agri Products Ceylon (PVT) Ltd, located in Delgoda which is 20 kms away from the capital of Sri Lanka. Pioneers in the spices industry with more than 30 years of wide knowledge and experience got together and established Joint Agri products Ceylon in the year 2013 with the objective of catering high quality spices to the European market which are naturally grown in Sri Lanka using modern European processing technology.
Our company has obtained highest food safety Standards in the industry such as FSSC 22000 and for organic we are certified for Demeter, EU organic, NOP/USDA, Fairtrade, Naturland, Bio Suisse, Kosher and Halal standards. We are specialized in processing and exporting high quality Organic Spices and allied products to the European and Northern American countries where quality, sustainability and fair business practices matters. During past years we have been able to build up a strong name in the trade as high-quality exporters from origin.
Our main clients are based in USA, Canada and in European countries such as Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and in Japan which have the highest food regulations. We work as the premier partner with the largest organic producing farmer base in Sri Lanka, Small Organic Farmers Association (SOFA) with over 4000+ farmer families. We have own drying facilities and dedicated processing machinery to convert farm gate quality spices into high quality end products.
Expo Cement is subsidiary of Lanka Commodity Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd which is a leading commodity trading company in Sri Lanka. Established in 1990, the company aimed to import, export and trade high quality commodities. Lanka Commodity Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd entered into the cement market in 1994... The company entered the cement market by importing bagged cement from India and Dubai and distributing in the local market. Following the Pakistan and Indian Free Trade Agreement in 2008 the company was able to import high quality SLSI 107: 2008 Certified Cement into the country from ISO Certified Companies. The Free Trade Agreement allowed Expo Cement to obtain high quality cement and offer it to the market at a lower cost. In 2010 an agreement was signed between Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd and Indian Cement Ltd and Lanka Commodity Holdings Sri Lanka... Lanka Commodity Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. has been trading its own "Expo" brand cement for close to two decades since 1994 fulfilling all the international and national requirements. Expo Cement also trades cement under the brand name "Falcon brand Cement" which is also backed by the Lanka Commodity Holdings Group, hence, customers will have a peace of mind about quality and satisfaction. We go by our motto which is: Built to last!
Lanka Guardian Commodities was established in 1990 by a single founder, A.C.M. Mukhtar, who stands as the current chairman of the company. Mukhtar’s plan was to supply spices in wholesale to local exporters. Soon after, his three sons also joined the company as directors. Lanka Guardian Commodities was a small business in the beginning, and only started exporting in 2010. Initially, there were very few exports conducted. However, with time, the export processes grew, as the four directors of the company put in all their best efforts and hard work. Today, we stand with more than 20 years of experience in the field of tea and spices. We have been known as the largest exporter of sesame seeds in 2014, heavily exporting Sri Lankan products to many countries, especially Japan, Middle East, and India. Despite our growth, our work approach remains intact from the start: to commit ourselves to what we do and never waver from our ethical values.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has initiated actions to establish the National Organic Control Unit (NOCU) as per the regulations published under the section 29 of the Export Development Act No. 40 of 1979 in the extraordinary gazette no. 1870/71 dated July 11, 2014. As per the regulations, all Organic Exporters, Importers, Traders, Producers, Processors, Certification bodies, Inspection bodies and Laboratories are hereby requested to register with the NOCU to ensure the credibility of Organic Agricultural Products traded within Sri Lanka and exported to the international market.
Organic regulations are formulated based on guidelines or basic standards provided by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and Codex Alimentarius. Presently, there are eight international certification agencies operating in the country as external inspectors or/and certification bodies.
Organic agriculture is a sustainable form of agriculture, for both ecological and economic reasons. Sri Lanka has been at the forefront in organic agricultural exports ranging from spices, essential oils, and herbs to rubber. The industry is well equipped to supply the global market.