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.
We are a family owned enterprise owing our legacy to Mr. G. P. De Silva who founded the company 65 years ago in 1955. Today, we are a third generation business who has taken Ceylon Cinnamon and Ceylon spices to higher standards reaching customers around the world. We are experts in the global spice market exporting our spices to Europe, South America, Central America, North America, Australia, South Africa, India, and the Middle East.
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Ceylon’s finest spices to the world – our daily passion! Tropical Island Commodities (PVT) Ltd – representing over 100 years and four generations of experience in Ceylon Cinnamon and spices from Ceylon from production to retail packaging. As a family company, this expertise makes us one of the market leaders in the Ceylon spice industry.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Merchant Lanka established in 1998 is one of the leading exporters of Spices, coconut Products & Other non-traditional materials. Our products are sourced from carefully selected location and suppliers in many parts of Sri Lanka to suit the demanding quality criteria of our reputed buyers. With past experience of our staff and long standing employee backed by various systems, company is reputed of supplying high quality product.
EDB will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at Supply Side West, Las Vegas, USA from 23th to 27th October, 2023 to promote value added Sri Lankan food ingredients, flavours and nutraceutical products followed by B2B meeting with leading buyers for food ingredient and food seasoning industry.
The World’s Leading Fair for Organic Food will be held from February 13th to 16th, 2024 at Nuremberg Germany. Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a country pavilion at ‘BioFach 2024’ International food fair with the presence of Sri Lankan export companies
The EDB will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at GULFOOD 2024 Exhibition scheduled to be held from 19th - 23rd February 2024 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. GULFOOD is one of the largest Food & Beverage Exhibitions in the world which connects around 5,000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors from over 125 countries.
EDB in collaboration with Sri Lanka Consulate General in Los Angeles is organizing Sri Lanka pavilion at Natural Product Expo West 2024 from 12th to 16th March 2024 in Anaheim, California, USA with the objective of promoting Sri Lanka’s value-added Food & Beverage and Natural & Health products in the USA market.
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.