The government will soon start negotiations aiming to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by July, in a bid to increase bilateral trade volume between the friendly nations.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are exploring ways to enhance the bilateral trade under the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.
Dhaka has expressed its keen interest to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombo to exploit the huge potential of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India is among the bilateral trade agreements to be reviewed by the Sri Lankan government to decide on the next step, a Minister said.
Sri Lanka has given the nod for the Ministry of Trade to examine ways of re-negotiating existing free trade agreements and enter into new ones, the government said.
Sri Lanka and Thailand have expressed hope to revive talks on a free trade deal, after two rounds of negotiations.
China and Sri Lanka are to resume talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and expedite work on the proposed Hambantota industrial zone.
The High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo held the first virtual business forum in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) to enhance awareness regarding trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
Sri Lanka’s apex investment promotion body, Board of Investment (BOI), is eyeing five new trade agreements with key trading partners—Japan, China, European Union (EU), United States and United Kingdom (UK)— over the next three years.
The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that the content of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) still under the study of the Presidential Committee appointed to review the agreement.
Lack of harmonised standards, and certification issues that increase transaction costs plague India’s FTAs
Poland is keen to enter into a Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka, but it has to be initiated by the European Union office in Colombo.
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says others can insist that they do so at least to get the SAARC summits moving.
Sri Lanka maintains a strong and close relationship with China. The country supported Sri Lanka during the war and also in postwar development via the issuance of loans.
Sri Lankan International Trade Minister plans to hold ministerial-level discussions with Indian counterparts during his visit to India this week, in order to resume trade negotiations.
Chinese trade with the island nation is booming even while Indian trade seems stuck. The recent rise of China-Sri Lanka economic relations has been the subject of much discussion, debate, and analysis.
The assessments are done for the four proposed FTAs namely, ETCA with India, Singapore-Sri Lanka FTA, Thailand-Sri Lanka FTA, and China-Sri Lanka FTA.
Sri Lanka and China have agreed to resume the stalled free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.
Sri Lanka has planned to hold ministerial-level Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with China on April 2019.
The Government is to review the progress in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with China, India and Thailand.