The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) welcomes the revised version of the National
Trade Policy (NTP) prepared, and circulated to us, by the Ministry of Development
Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT).
In November 2016, The Ceylon Chamber sent extensive comments on the first version
titled ‘National Trade Policy of Sri Lanka – Draft 1’ (September 2016), but did not receive
any feedback or acknowledgement of receiving same. Nevertheless, it is believed that our
suggestions were considered, as reflected in the orientation of the latest version.
The Chamber’s Economic Intelligence Unit, with overall inputs from the CCC’s Steering
Committee on Trade Liberalisation and Main Committee, submit the following comments
on the latest version of the NTP dated 24th February 2017.