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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.

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Exporters list 12 consequences of not liberalizing tea imports (Daily FT 20.06.2017)

The proposal for liberalisation of tea imports has been debated for over 15 years without any decision. The Tea Exporters Association (TEA) request for liberalisation was included in the 2016 Government Budget approved by the Parliament. However, it was not implemented due to strong objections from some stakeholder members. Last year, two international tea brands namely Tetley and Ahmad submitted proposals to establish tea packing plants in Sri Lanka as BOI projects. As per the information given to the sub-committee...
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The future of Sri Lankan exports (Daily FT 16.06.2017)

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the FT Forum ‘Grow with Giants’ on Wednesday said Sri Lanka’s exports have dwindled due a lack of competitiveness over the years, from $ 17 billion to $ 11 billion and that there is an urgent need for export diversification. Already for the first five months we have seen a negative growth of 2.5%. Now to improve our competitiveness, we need to focus on educating our young people, keep our cost down and increase the availability of technology. At the same time Sri Lanka’s...
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Lankan brands must breakthrough into global markets, says Interbrand’s Ashish Mishra (Daily Mirror 14.06.2017)

Interbrand India Managing Director Ashish Mishra recently in Colombo for the rebranding of HNB by global giant Interbrand and Sri Lankan brand consultancy MND, emphasized the need for Sri Lankan brands to breakthrough into global markets.  “It is necessary for Asian brands outside of Japan and South Korea to view the brand as a strategic and long-term investment rather than a cost,” said Mishra. “Brands are assets that require long-term management and planning. When organisations develop a brand platform and brand...
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Sri Lankan brands must breakthrough into global markets: Interbrand (Daily FT 12.06.2017)

Hector Beverages co-founders Neeraj Biyani and Neeraj Kakkar India’s Paperboat, Rivigo and Flipkart amongst world’s most innovative brands featured in Breakthrough Brands of 2017 Report Ashish Mishra, Managing Director, Interbrand India, recently in Colombo for the rebranding of HNB by global giant Interbrand and Sri Lankan brand consultancy MND, emphasized the need for Sri Lankan brands to breakthrough into global markets. “It is necessary for Asian brands outside of Japan and South Korea to view the brand as a...
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NCE to hold Annual Export Awards on September 29 (Daily News 05.06.2017)

National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) proposes to celebrate the 25th Annual Export Awards ceremony on September 29 at the Hilton Colombo. The Annual Export Awards Ceremony of the NCE recognizes and rewards Sri Lankan exporters on their achievements in the International Market Place. It serves to motivate them to reach greater heights in the field of exports, and enhance their contribution to the economic development of Sri Lanka. It is the most looked forward to event in the business calendar of Sri Lanka,...
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Sri Lanka-China trade relations : Time to focus on unexplored Chinese markets (Daily News 1.06.2017)

Sri Lanka’s strategic location has been a crucial factor in its engagement with other countries in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and with the rest of the world. As figure 01 depicts, Sri Lanka is situated between the oil shipping lane and China’s ‘String of Pearls’(a chain of strategic maritime centres which stretches from China to the Middle East via South East and South Asia). This has spurred the recent expansion of China’s trade relations with Sri Lanka, which has led to a significant trade imbalance. While Sri...
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NCE conducts forum on GSP+ concessions (Daily FT 1.06.2017)

From left:  Shiham Marikar, Secretary General, NCE, Ramal Jasinghe, the President of the NCE, Dr Harsha De Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paul Godfrey, Counselor/Head of Political, Trade and Communications Section of EU delegation, Mrs. Sonali Wijerathne, Director General of the Department of Commerce, Mrs. Jeewani Siriwardane, Director General of the Export Development Board and Suresh Perera, Principal of KPMG       The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) which is the only private...
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Current exports can be increased by Euro 2 bn – Dr Harsha (Daily News 01.06.2017)

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) which is the only private sector Chamber exclusively serving Sri Lankan Exporters, has identified the importance of dissemination of information related to GSP+ concessions to the Sri Lankan Exporter community to make best use of the concessions. Accordingly a Forum to disseminate information on the benefits of regaining the GSP+ facility was conducted by the Chamber on the 22nd of May 2017 in Colombo, following the confirmation of the regaining of the GSP+...
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Knowledge, competence of FM to boost Commercial Diplomacy – NCE (Daily News 31.05.2017)

The knowledge and competence of the new Minister of Foreign Affairs will boost the program to implement Commercial Diplomacy - states the NCE. The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) which is the private sector Chamber exclusively serving Sri Lankan exporters, whose member exporters make a substantial contribution to the economic development of Sri Lanka through exports, welcomes the strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to actively engage in ‘Commercial Diplomacy’ through the Sri Lankan Missions...
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National Chamber of Exporters welcomes appointment of Ravi K as Foreign Minister (Dailt FT 31.05.2017)

Says knowledge and competence of the new minister will boost the program to implement Commercial Diplomacy  The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) which is the private sector Chamber exclusively serving Sri Lankan exporters, whose member exporters make a substantial contribution to the economic development of Sri Lanka through exports, welcomes the strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to actively engage in ‘Commercial Diplomacy’ through the Sri Lankan missions overseas, announced by Deputy...
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National Chamber of Exporters Supportive Partners...

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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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