The Department of Commerce will stop issuing Certificates of Origin (CoO) for the Turkey GSP from November 1, 2019, with the full implementation of the Registered Exporter System (REX) by Turkish Authority.

Therefore, all companies who export to Turkey, are advised to use Statement on Origin (SoO) under the REX System from November 1, 2019 onwards.

                                                      

Department of Commerce

23.10.2019

                                                                                                             

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H.E the Ambassador Azmi Thassim held a meeting with Mr. Saleh S. Al Solami, Secretary General of Saudi Export Development Authority at SEDA in Riyadh on 6th October 2019 to discuss on the Saudi Export Program and the using of the available facilities by the Sri Lankan companies

The Saudi Export Development Authority (SAUDI EXPORTS) is an independent national institution that promotes Saudi non-oil exports and support exporters to increase their competitiveness, promote their goods and services to expand internationally, and to remove barriers.

During the discussion, H.E the Ambassador pointed out that several mega projects which has been funded by Saudi Arabia are now operating in Sri Lanka. He further underlined that the importance of increasing trade, tourism and investments between the countries. He requested the Secretary General, SEDA to expand the Saudi exports through Saudi Export Programme (SEP) to supply raw materials to Sri Lankan manufacturers/ producers.

The Secretary General appreciated the initiatives taken by Sri Lankan Companies to import Saudi Products under SEP and informed that necessary linkage will be created between SEDA and SEP to promote the export credit programme. He further assured that they could provide necessary assistance for business networking programmes to be arranged in Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.

H.E the Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Sanjeewa Pattiwila, Minister Counsellor, (Commercial) and Mr. A.L.M Jabeer, Desk Officer/Bilateral Affairs of the Embassy.

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Riyadh

13.10.219

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