The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand organized a Technical Exposure and Capacity Building Programme for 13 export ready SMEs identified under 2000 New Exporters Development Programme including Women Entrepreneurs, coinciding with the “THAIFEX – World of Food Asia-2018”

Keeping in line with the “Economic Vision of the Government to transform Sri Lanka into a vibrant and prosperous nation through export led growth”, the EDB implements a programme to develop 2000 entrepreneurs to become exporters by 2020 at regional level.

The main objective of this programme is to encourage domestic enterprises to invest in export industries to achieve the overall export target US$ 22 billion in 2020. Under the 2000 New Exporter Development Programme, around 100 SME companies engaged in the food and beverage sector including women entrepreneurs from all regions have been identified to develop as exporters in the first phase. Accordingly, the EDB has initiated integrated product and market development programmes for these selected group of companies covering the areas of product & system certification, technical programmes on packaging and labeling, awareness seminars on e-commerce and cross border procedures, exposure programs to international markets, match making with visiting overseas buyer delegations etc.

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