NCE and ILO work towards joining North with South, for economic development of the Northern communities to strengthen the reconciliation process.
The Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) Project, which has been in operation in the Northern Province since 2011, is an initiative of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) funded by Australian government. The project has gained recognition with government as well as producers and manufacturers in the province, through its business development initiativesfor stimulating successful local economic development.The new business model has created many opportunities for communities in the North, and has been proven to be one of the best models in promoting and sustaining growth in agriculture, fisheries and manufacturing.
The Government of Sri Lanka is keen in increasing the current exports and has set ambitious targets. The current annual exports from Sri Lanka is around US $ 11 billion and the government has set targets of US 15 billion and US $ 20 billion for the years 2015 and 2020. An Exporter friendly budget was also announced by the government in 2012 with several incentives to Exporters to facilitate the achievement of these targets. With the liberalization of the economy, and through Preferential Trade Agreements International Trade between Sri Lanka and the rest of the world has increased significantly, and is expected to continue to increase. Many opportunities have now arisen for Entrepreneurs to embark on International Trade activities, and make use of rapid globalization of the world economy
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National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka
The NCE is the only private sector Chamber which exclusively serves Sri Lankan Exporters and is the ‘Voice of the Exporter’. Incorporated in 1994 The Chamber has a membership of over 450 export oriented companies covering all products & most services sectors, as well as service providers to exporters . The Chamber has continued to serve its members with commitment and dedication. The Council of the Chamber which includes Sector Heads of Product Sectors is the policy making body of the Chamber. A Management Committee which includes office bearers supervises the operational aspects of the Chamber.
Our Mission -To Create a dynamic Export Sector that will help Sri Lanka meet its Socio-Economic challenges with emphasis on employment generation and foreign exchange earning in achieving total Economic Independence