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The NCE is the only private sector Chamber which exclusively serves Sri Lankan Exporters and is the ‘Voice of the Exporter’. Incorporated in 1994 The Chamber has a membership of over 450 export oriented companies covering all products & most services sectors, as well as service providers to exporters.

Our Mission 

To Create a dynamic Export Sector that will help Sri Lanka meet its Socio-Economic challenges with emphasis on employment generation, and foreign exchange earnings in achieving total Economic Independence

Our Main Objectives 

To promote and protect trade, commerce, and industries of Member Exporters of Sri Lanka, Serves as a Forum to discuss export related subjects, and make policy recommendations to state policy making authorities, Make representations to the relevant state authorities regarding operational issues of member exporters in particular, and the exporter community in general, Assist direct and indirect exporters to become internationally competitive, To promote cooperation among members of the Chamber for their common good, To complement the efforts and programmes of the Government, and the relevant state Organizations, to accelerate the development of the Export sector as a priority to achieve National Economic Development targets.

Our Main Services

Sri Lanka has talent, we need to capitalize on it: IronOne CEO (Daily Mirror 17.08.2017)

Daring to reach greater heights, for IronOne Technologies Co-Founder and CEO Lakmini Wijesundera, the sky is the limit for success. In a nutshell, her mantra for triumph is high risk, high return. Wijesundera played a key role in highlighting the local IT sector on the global stage this year by being part of the Entrepreneurial Winning Women (EWW) Asia-Pacific programme 2017, by Ernst &Young (EY), as a top women entrepreneur in the region. With this prestigious inclusion, she became the first Sri Lankan to achieve...
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National Chamber of Exporters has its say on proposed changes to cess(Daily FT 15.08.2017)

The National Chamber of Exporters in a statement in its capacity as the premier chamber serving Sri Lankan exporters expressed its concerns on the proposal to withdraw the current ‘cess’ applicable to certain imported products, without proper consultation with the private sector. The chamber has been particularly concerned regarding the adverse impact the move will have on certain local enterprises related to their future sustainability. The chamber states that ‘cess’ is a tool that most countries use for the...
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Mangala(FM) says SVAT to stay (Daily FT 15.08.2017)

  The Finance Ministry yesterday said it would continue with Simplified VAT (SVAT), following high level Government discussions. The continued implementation of SVAT came under confusion following the publication of the proposed Inland Revenue Bill and private sector stakeholders had raised concerns to their government counterparts. “The Minister of Finance pointed out that the Department of Inland Revenue is not ready to abolish the SVAT system without inconveniencing exporters and disturbing the cash flow of...
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Exporters express concern over govt.’s move to remove cess on imports (Daily Mirror 04.08.2017

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), which exclusively serves and represents Sri Lankan exporters, yesterday expressed dismay over the apparent move by the government to remove cess on imported products hitherto imposed as a protective measure for local enterprises. NCE, which has over 600 export-oriented enterprises in its membership across all product sectors and many services, which are represented by over 40 sectoral heads in its council said moves are afoot to remove cess on imported products, as...
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‘Re-examine under-utilized tax incentives to promote R&D’(Daily News 4.08.2017)

Sri Lanka needs to re-examine and modify under-utilized tax incentives that were put in place a few years ago to promote R&D while encouraging domestic high net worth individuals and firms to enter into angel and venture financing, Rohan Samarajiva, founding Chair of LIRNEasia said. Sri Lanka needs to foster a mindset conductive to innovation and larger-than-Sri Lanka thinking while enabling closer university-industry collaboration wherein multiple firms in the same industry would work with selected academic...
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NCE dismayed over possible Cess removal (Dailt FT 4.08.2017)

Insists impact assessment on local companies essential, plans brainstorming forum  The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) yesterday expressed dismay over apparent moves by Government authorities to remove Cess on imported products hitherto imposed as a protective measure for local enterprises. The chamber, which has over 600 export-oriented enterprises in its membership across all product sectors and many services which are represented by over 40 sectoral heads in its council, has voiced serious concern since it is...
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Union Bank partners NCE Export Awards as Premium sponsor (Daily Mirror 31.07.2017)

Union Bank Wholesale Banking Vice President Hiranthi De Silva handing over the sponsorship cheque to NCE President Ramal Jasinghe and NCE Secretary General/CEO Shiham Marikkar Union Bank announced its partnership as the Premium sponsor of the Annual Export Awards organized by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) of Sri Lanka. This is the fifth year in which Union Bank has partnered the event and the second consecutive year as the Premium sponsor of the awards. Commenting on the event partnership, Union Bank...
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‘Changes needed in Customs Ordinance to cater to e-commerce’ (Daily News 28.07.2017)

Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council Past Chairman, Sean Van Dort urged the need to bring in necessary changes to the Customs Ordinance on e-commerce to better reap emerging benefits from the shipping and logistics industry. Lashing out at successive governments over the last 30 years for their inability to take swift measures to address issues relating to the shipping and logistics industry, Van Dort said, “From a logistics industry point of view, we haven’t even touched e-commerce, which is a US$ 3 trillion industry.” He...
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Prime Minister says GSP+ is linchpin to exports and job creation (Daily FT 28.07.2017)

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) successfully conducted a seminar titled ‘Sri Lanka – The Next Asian Economic Miracle? Resetting Economic Development Priorities’. The event was organised in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The conference opened with remarks by ECCSL Vice President Arnold Perera who spoke on Sri Lanka’s potential to become the next Asian economic miracle. Commenting on the work done by the Chamber, Perera mentioned efforts...
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Spa Ceylon wins big at World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 (Daily FT 27.07.2017)

Global Winner Best Luxury Ayurveda, Continent Winner Best Luxury Spa Group and Regional Winner Best Luxury Urban Escape  Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, yet again stamped its global dominance in the segment by clinching three major awards at the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 annual gala held in Hanoi, Vietnam. Clinching global awards for the third successive year, this year saw Spa Ceylon winning the Global Award for Best Luxury Ayurveda Spas, the Continent Award for Best Luxury Spa...
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Digitally Certified Certificates of Origin Issuance System

The NCE has introduced a fully and semi authenticated system which will issue digitally signed country of origin documents (COs), which will speed up the process and greatly reduce the time taken to manually process COs. The new procedure will also mean that the number times that an exporter has to visit the Chamber will be only once.

The Online service is useful to those who require a number of COs at a time without delays. The service is provided;On a semi-automated basis where application could be made online and processed documents collected manually, A customized fully automated service where both submission and issue and receive of documents is online

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National Chamber of Exporters Supportive Partners...

coir365-new Anchor Group of Companies Causeway Paints Lanka (Pvt) Ltd  Cargills Bank Limited  Ceylon Leather Products PLC Euro Asia Corporation Pvt Ltd 4Ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd mobitel_logo Rabeena Food Pvt Ltd Raja Jewellers (Pvt) Ltd Maliban Biscuits Manufactures Ltd Rakeeb-International-new-for-web   YKK Lanka Pvt Ltd Advertise here Advertise here 

National Chamber of Exporters

is a designated Chamber of the State Authorities to issue CO’s and related documents. The service is provided both manually & online.

Trade Promotion Events

NCE Participates in overseas Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, Buyer-Seller meetings, and Contact Promotion Programs to gain market access for Sri Lankan products

Foreign Trade Representative Service

Members can link up with FTR’s of the Chamber in selected overseas markets to promote products & services, and clinch export orders.

Online Exposure

Business contact information, email, and website hotlinks through the NCE Website.

Trade Information

Receive Trade Inquiries of prospective buyers, Rules and Regulations related to exports, through the quarterly published NCE Exporter Magazine, Chamber emails, newsletters, articles etc.,

Trade Workshops & Seminars

NCE organizes these events for members, to faciliate business, and as a tool for networking.

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