The Department of Commerce (DoC) has made arrangements to bring in experts from the Swedish National Board of Trade to meet Lankan exporters in Colombo on Wednesday February 15.
“Sweden – Sri Lanka bilateral trade was at $64 million in 2015. This shows that there is strong unrealised trade potential for both countries” said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on 7 February, and added: “DoC’s presentations to our exporters is a great first step to open new trade and diversify present trade.”
The DoC information session in collaboration with Swedish National Board of Trade for Lankan exporters will be held at World Trade Center, Colombo 01 on 15 February from 10am. Among the topics of presentations are info on Swedish market for food products for private label industry (with special focus on dried coconut products, fruits and vegetables, spices including cinnamon, tea, organic food products), rules and regulations when exporting food products of non-animal origin to Sweden and the EU, the EU GSP+ and sustainable development, services by the Swedish National Board of Trade to the exporters of Sri Lanka and the potentials of Sri Lankan food exports to Swedish and Nordic markets.
Currently, apparel, rubber, and transformers are Sri Lanka’s main exports to Sweden while Telephone sets, kraft paper & paperboard and gold are the leading imports to Sri Lanka from Sweden.