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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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SL aims to be top 70 in ease of doing business by 2020 (Daily FT 25.05.2017)

New secretariat to foster inter-agency coordination on key reforms  To report directly to CCEM or Cabinet on investment bottlenecks  Sri Lanka currently at 110 in 2017 despite reforms  List of legal reforms to be sent to report compilers by May-end for 2018 report At the first Cabinet meeting after the reshuffle, investment took a prime position with a fresh decision to establish a new secretariat to foster inter-agency coordination and propel Sri Lanka towards being amongst the top 70 countries on the World Bank Ease...
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New Trade Policy presented to Cabinet Sub Committee on Economic Management (Daily FT 25.05.2017)

The Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade yesterday presented the New Trade Policy (NTP) drafted by a committee comprising of trade sector experts in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders to the CCEM, making a remarkable milestone in the history trade policy making in Sri Lanka. Formulation of a NTP was a long awaited task which was demanded by various parties including both public and private stakeholders especially professional associations, chambers, academia, international trading...
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Sri Lanka-China trade relations: Time to focus on unexplored Chinese markets (Daily FT 24.05.2017)

In recent years, trade between China and Sri Lanka has grown rapidly. N.R. Ravindra Deyshappriya outlines the significant trade imbalance that has developed as a result and highlights the potential for the island nation to export more products in which it has comparative advantage to its East Asian neighbor http://blogs.lse.ac.uk: 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 1 depicts, Sri...
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Optimism looms all over business circles (Daily News 24.05.2017)

Business chambers hailed the appointment of Mangala Samaraweera as the finance minister and said that his experience as a senior minister for several decades will certainly help to create a better economy. President, National Chamber of Exporters, Ramal Jasinghe said that Mangala Samaraweera as the foreign minister did a creditable job by helping Sri Lanka to regain the GSP+ which would help to boost exports. “Through the new minister we hope to work more closely with Sri Lankan foreign missions overseas and promote...
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Forum on German experience in fostering SMEs kicks off today (Daily Ft 23.05.2017)

Together with the Pathfinder Foundation, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) ‘Social and Economic Governance Programme Asia’ (SOPAS), is organising a bilateral expert Roundtable Conference titled ‘Social Market Economy in South Asia: Germans Experience of Fostering Small and Medium Enterprises’. The conference aims at exploring ways and means how the Germans experience could serve as an impulse for Sri Lanka’s sustainable development and a thriving economy. Based in Japan, SOPAS is a regional sector program of KAS,...
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Don’t take away SVAT, say FTZ manufacturers  (Daily News 23.05.2017)

FTZMA President Fazal Abdeen and Secretary Dhammika Fernando Doing away with the SVAT (Simplified Value-Added Tax) system and replacing it with another system would be a major burden on the export sector, said the President, Free Trade Zone Manufacturers Association (FTZMA) and Director, ATG Ceylon, Fazal Abdeen. Speaking at their 37th annual general meeting where Abdeen was re-elected, he said that under the proposed new system it takes a longer time to recall VAT and the additional paperwork is really discouraging....
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Kaushal Rajapaksa plans global recycling village in SL (Daily News 23.05.2017)

His vision is to establish a global recycling village in Sri Lanka utilising state-of-the-art technology from around the world. The idea might seem farfetched to many, but for Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa it is a very vivid dream that has slowly but surely become clearer and more attainable. Rajapaksa, a product of Ananda College, qualified in Polymer Science Technology at the Katubedda Campus and obtained an MBA in Business Administration in the USA. Kaushal Rajapaksa with wife Shirani He is also a Fellow of the Plastic...
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Exporters urge removal of Indian NTBs (Ceylon Today 23.05.2017)

By Umesh Moramudali Sri Lankan exporters had emphasized the dire need to remove Non Tariff Barriers (NTBs) when goods are exported to India during a discussion with a group of visiting Indian journalists to Sri Lanka. National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) President Ramal G. Jasinghe had informed the Indian journalists that Sri Lankan exporters have been facing various NTBs on Indian shores and such barriers had adversely affected businesses. Over the years, concerns were raised regarding the adverse impact of NTBs faced...
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‘Golden goose’ Ceylon Cinnamon at crossroads says industry expert – (Daily FT 17.05.2017)

SL no longer produces high quality, high value cinnamon due to massive competition EDB, Primary Industries Ministry collectively work on introducing minimum standards to cinnamon Cinnamon industry in a tough battle to obtain GI certification, EDB submits application to EU Suggests stakeholders capitalise on tourism industry by offering value-added spice products By Charumini de Silva Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry has presently reached a crossroads, Spice Council Past President Sarada de Silva warned yesterday. He said...
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GSP+ to open 1,400 SL products to 17 EU countries (Daily News 15.05.2017)

 The European Council granting the Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) tariff concession to Sri Lanka allowing Sri Lanka to export over 1,400 products tax-free to the European market is a major victory for Sri Lanka. Speaking to Daily News Business the Secretary and former President of Free Trade Zone Manufactures Association, Dhammika Fernando said that this is a result of good foreign policy maintained by the government and credit should go for it. He said granting the GSP+ facility would allow buyers from...
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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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