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Sunday January 29th, 2023

Sri Lanka President ends import ban that raised an ugly stink

Deo-odorants, anti-perspirants, shampoo, toilet waters and dental floss could be imported

November 24, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lankans migrant workers urged register to reduce trafficking risks

13,000 have gone abroad on visit visas

November 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka free trade deals drive 600-pct more exports than imports

Indo-Lanka Free Trade deal brings largest export volume

November 20, 2022 2 min read

China welcomes resumption of Sri Lanka free trade talks

I sincerely wish that both sides could work together and reach an agreement as early as possible

November 20, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka President liberalizes fertilizer imports

Open account imports of fertilizer will be allowed from December 21 to June 2023.

Sri Lanka International Trade Office to lead FTA talks with China, India

Sri Lanka hopes to re-start trade negotiations with India, China and Thailand from January 2023

Sri Lanka housing hit by protectionist taxes, monopoly power: Developers

Unjustified protectionism has created a monopoly for a few players with dire consequences on an entire industry

August 26, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka hotels, software firms with German partners to face human rights law

Companies that do not comply may face lose German business partners

August 25, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka property developers allowed to import tiles

Approved condominiums, mixed development projects, approved hotels and government projects

August 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President allows imports of electrical bikes

Lithium batteries remain on the banned list

August 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka halts imports of over 300 items

Goods allowed for re-export

August 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to benefit from access to UK's new trading scheme: high commissioner

"It will also simplify some season tariffs, meaning additional and simpler access for Sri Lanka's exports to the UK."

Mahadiya Hamza
August 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to use US$20mn from Indian credit for animal feed

Maize imports to improve availability of animal feed

August 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka food prices down over open account imports: Minister

More money from Indian credit line

August 11, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka air travellers warned of confiscation, fines by Customs

To face confiscation of goods under the Customs Ordinance and Import and Export Control Act and additional fines

August 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka President lifts import ban on glyphosate

Glyphosate now under import permit

August 8, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka exporters say committed to repatriating funds

We have communicated this to our membership and is willing to support the CBSL

August 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka trade surplus in June as economy smashed to resurrect soft-peg

Non-oil imports collapsed 35.6 percent to 1,026 million US dollars.

July 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka loses Norway shipbuilding deal over sovereign default

Selective default rating and forex shortages makes it impossible to issue guarantees

July 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka exports rise 20-pct in June 2022 amid forex shortages

US top buyer

July 29, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to face human rights rules on exports to Germany from Jan 23

It is important to anticipate legal trends, anticipate consumer trends

July 14, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka imports fall in May as credit slows with rate hike

Investment goods down 22-pct, base metals down 80-pct

July 11, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka exports up 9-pct in May 2022, US up 25-pct, India 49-pct


June 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka removes ban on open account food imports

10 key foods including rice, lentils and potatoes allowed to come freely

June 26, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka cuts age for Middle East housemaids to 21 years in currency crisis

Earlier age 23 years

June 21, 2022 1 min read

Power cuts dampen Sri Lanka rubber product exports despite higher global demand - SLAMERP

Sri Lanka's rubber products can grow up to 30% in US dollar revenue if uninterrupted power supply ensured

Mahadiya Hamza
June 3, 2022 2 min read
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