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The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai organized a visit of business delegation of Sri Lankan Exporters to Chennai, led by the Secretary General of the NCE, from February 27th to 02nd March 2019.

The objective of the visit was to promote two way trades between Sri Lanka and India , specially exports from Sri Lanka to India and also to explore potential possibilities of identifying and sourcing raw materials that could be used for exports, including high tech Machinery and processing technologies, Joint Venture for Investment opportunities. The trade delegation comprised of representatives of leading business companies in Sri Lanka.


The Department of Commerce wishes to remind all companies that the Department will stop issuing Certificates of Origin (CoO) for the EU, Norway, Switzerland GSP from July 1, 2019, with the full implementation of the Registration of Exporters (REX) system from that date.
Therefore, all companies registered with the Department and who use, or expect to use in the future, the above schemes, are kindly requested to register with the REX system before June 14, 2019 through the Department of Commerce, if they have not already done so. Companies exporting Turkey are also advised to register with the REX system, as application of the REX system to Turkey is pending.

Following a referendum in 2016 the UK invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on 29th March 2017 to leave EU and commenced a negotiation period of two years to agree on the terms of the exit. This period ends on Friday 29th March 2019.

In its website, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has updated its position on continuing trade relationships, transition of trade agreements and continuation of EU GSP unilateral preferential scheme also enjoyed by the Sri Lankan exporters.

 Please click the this link to access the full articles:(Department for International Trade, UK)


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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil successfully organized a three-day trade and tourism promotional event in Sao Paulo, the Commercial Capital of Brazil, from 20 to 22 February 2019. The event drew the interest of a large number of prominent Brazilian importers, trade consultants, officials of trade associations, travel journalists and travel trade industries based in Sao Paulo.


 The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto, as part of its tea promotional program in 2019, participated in the 7th Annual Toronto Tea Festival 2019, organized by the Tea Guild of Canada, which was held from 1st – 3rd February, 2019 at the Toronto Reference Library with the support of the Sri Lanka Tea Board.
Along with the Consulate General, over 30 tea vendors and other private sector entities, dealing with tea and other natural products took part at the event. At the Sri Lanka Tea booth,   Ceylon Tea samples from 6 regions in Sri Lanka were displayed and free Ceylon Tea samples, provided by the Sri Lanka Tea Board were distributed among participants, numbering over 2700, during the three day event. Hot tea from these regions was also served to all the visitors. At the event, the participants were given the opportunity to participate in the seminars and listen to presentations on tea related topics. Internationally renowned speakers were available for clarifications on tea and culture. 

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