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 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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