The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Turkey Host Networking Reception to Boost B2B Contact between Sri Lanka –Turkey Travel Agents
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Turkey organized business networking reception for the visiting Sri Lankan travel trade delegation participated at the EXPO Travel Ankara fair 2019 at the Embassy on 14th November 2019.
Sri Lanka Participated at the Annual Tea Festival at Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario
Fourth annual Tea Festival held at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario from 9th to 10th November 2019
Sri Lanka awarded as “A place of charm that works towards the future” at IVIAGGIATORI in Switzerland in November 2019
The Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka to the UN and WTO in Geneva, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, organized Sri Lanka’s participation at the Swiss International Holiday Exhibition for the second consecutive year, successfully from 1st to 3rd November 2019.
Sri Lanka Participates at Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) 2019 Food and Beverage International Exhibition in Toronto
The event was held in Toronto from 22 to 23 October 2019. Sri Lanka’s national participation was coordinated by the High Commission in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Toronto together with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Export Development Board (EDB), and Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka.
Promotion of Sri Lanka’s Trade and Investment in Telangana by Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai
Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner to Southern India, V.Krishnamoorthy along with Minister (Commercial) Yasantha De Silva undertook an official visit to Hyderabad from 23-25 October, 2019 with the objective of strengthening trade and investment ties between Sri Lanka and State Government of Telangana.
Sri Lanka`s Participation at Digital Thailand- Big Bang 2019
The Department of Commerce Sri Lanka, jointly with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, using its trade promotional funds, for the first time has organized Sri Lanka`s participation in Digital Thailand - Big Bang 2019 exhibition held in Bangkok Thailand from October 28-31.
Sri Lankan IT/BPM Companies Participate at the CEBIT Australia - 2019 Exhibition in Sydney
Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney in collaboration with the Export Development Board (EDB) and the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) organised a Country Pavilion at the CeBIT Australia from 29 to 31 October 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney

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“To develop and promote Sri Lanka’s foreign trade relations at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels by the effective implementation of government trade policy, with a view to raising the standards of living and realizing a higher quality of life through the increase of total production, income and employment levels, thereby actively contributing to the overall economic growth of Sri Lanka.”

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Why need to register with the Department of Commerce

All exporter who wish to export their products under free and preferential Trade Agreements should register their company in the DOC.

Documents Need to Provide

  • Original Business Registration Certificate with photocopy, If a company registered under company act, Form 1 with a photocopy
  • Original VAT registration with photocopy
  • Original EDB certification with photocopy

* Registration Fee - Rs. 10,000/=

  • The Library and WTO Reference Centre was established in Colombo by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) in October 2005. It is hosted by the Department of Commerce (DoC) of the Ministry of Export Development and International Trade.
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