Sri Lanka has preferential and free trade agreements with India, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, Singapore and Israel. It is currently in the processing of upgrading its agreement with India to a much more comprehensive one.
Sri Lanka is also party to SAFTA, the agreement on a South Asia Free Trade Area, as well as BIMSTEC, which aims to hammer out a regional FTA.
last update: May 2012
Photo: Sri Lankan engineers’ association
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) but some certain issues need to be resolved
Following criticism levelled at the Sri Lanka – Singapore FTA, Sri Lanka has decided to review all feasibility studies of all proposed FTAs
The petition filed seeking a court order pronouncing that the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement is against the Constitution, will be taken up for consideration on January 09, the Supreme Court has decided.
Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to conclude talks on a bilateral investment treaty between their countries before their leaders hold a retreat next month.
Next round of negotiations on Thai FTA in two weeks. Joint feasibility study on FTA with Bangladesh to be implemented soon.
The rationality behind the Singapore-Sri Lanka FTA is still undiscovered.
The Association of IT Professionals convened a press briefing in Colombo regarding the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in which they stated it appears Member of Parliament Malik Samarawikrama is not versed on the agreement and that they themselves showed the Minister the clause regarding manpower.
Malaysia has expressed its strong interest in moving forward on the free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka that was initially contemplated in 2013, a communiqué from Sri Lanka’s Industry and Commerce Ministry said yesterday.
Beijing possibly hoping for a return to power of the Rajapaksa clan.
Sri Lanka is expecting to ink a deal on a strategic economic partnership with Thailand on July 12, including initial talks on a free trade agreement.