At a meeting of private sector chambers on 4th April 2016, the Minister of Development
Strategies and International Trade together with senior officials of the Ministry, indicated
that the Government of Sri Lanka plans to embark on an ambitious trade liberalization
effort during 2016 and 2017 and is seeking ideas from the private sector on what
measures can be put in place to help domestic businesses adjust to meet the challenges
and opportunities of this process.
While specific proposals on support measures could only be indicated once the specific
scope of the liberalization exercise was informed, the Chambers were asked to submit
initial ideas. To this end, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce submitted a note on the
overarching framework for consideration, as well as recommendations on specific
support measures. This note is now being updated and published for wider
dissemination, and to stimulate discussion, and action, on next steps.
To Read more please download the full note by clicking on the below button.