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* National Chamber Seminar on 'Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Japan' February 21
Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 08:53 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) will hold a session on 'Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Japan' next week.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 21 February 2017 from 3.00 to 4.30 p.m. at the National Chamber Auditorium on D R Wijewardene Mawatha in Colombo.

The Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Kenichi Suganuma will be the special guest speaker.

The Japanese Ambassador will be joined by JETRO Resident Representative Kazuhiko Obama and JICA Chief Representative, Kyoshi Amada who will speak on the activities of their respective organizations.

The Current business trend, trade potential, opportunities for export, import, investment and other services available for Sri Lankans in Japan will be discussed at the session.

The participants will get an opportunity to interact with the Ambassador and the other officials to clarify issues in doing business with Japan.

Japan is Sri Lanka's 5th largest source of imports. Sri Lanka's imports from Japan include Motor vehicles, machinery, electronic goods, and audio/camera equipment, self-propelled bulldozers, iron or steel parts, and accessories of motor vehicles.

Sri Lanka exports to Japan are tea, fish, rubber products, apparel and textiles, and ceramics.

At present, there are about 60 enterprises with Japanese investment, operating in Sri Lanka under the BOI Law, providing more than 12,000 employment opportunities. In addition, there are a number of small-scale enterprises with Japanese investments that are engaged in restaurants, apparel, tourism & travel, and export trading.

Potential items for trade are; gems and jewelry, tea, apparel, cosmetics, gloves of rubber, activated rubber, vegetable fats processed food, healthy foods. Targeted sectors; manufacturing of electronic & electrical equipment, manufacturing of automobile spare parts/ rubber based products, assembly plants for LED and energy saving lamps.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Mrs Fouad at 4741788 or email pa@nationalchamber.lk; nirmani@nationalchamber.lk.

 


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