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Sri Lanka

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 aiming for China trade deal in 2017, official says
Sri Lanka aims to finalise a free trade agreement (FTA) with China later this year, said the country’s ambassador to Beijing
Sri Lanka seeks tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore
Sri Lanka is keen to establish a tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva has said.
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh consider a free trade agreement
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have discussed signing a free trade agreement between the two countries
Third round of talks on ETCA to be held on Jan. 4 and 5
Negotiations have become tougher and tougher as both sides are keen on clinching a good deal without unrealistic compromises.
Indian, Sri Lankan officials to meet this month on FTA
Senior officials of India and Sri Lanka will meet to discuss broadening of the existing trade deal by including services and investments.
India and Sri Lanka begin talks on ETCA agreement
While India is looking at the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement as a mechanism to increase Indian investment in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government is wanting to use ETCA to become part of the Indian supply chain
China to sign FTA with Sri Lanka in line with trade arrangement with Pakistan
China after having successful free trade agreement with Pakistan, now agreed to reach similar arrangements with Sri Lanka for free trade regime.
FDIs Or Economic Partnerships?
When talking of economic development, foreign investments could be easily defined as a major portion of the base foundation of a country’s economy. In the modern era, countries extend their partnerships with the counterparts by initiating various investment strategies and by opening up their local markets and industries for global investors.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka include services and investments in FTA
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have agreed to include services and investment chapters in the bilateral Free Trade Agreement.
China to have talks with Sri Lanka on FTA
The Chinese Government says it will have talks with Sri Lanka next year on the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA).