SLSFTA One-Stop Information Page

The SLSFTA is Sri Lanka’s first modern and comprehensive free trade agreement and covers a wide range of areas such as Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Ecommerce, Telecommunications, Investments, Intellectual Property and Government Procurement.
This one-stop information page aims at providing clarity on the following chapters of SLSFTA. Please click on the relevant chapter to find out information on key provisions.

• Trade in Goods
• Trade in Services
• Investment

The text of the full SLSFTA can be accessed at
This page will be curated by EIU, and updated regularly with other relevant content.
This information is accurate as of 8th August 2018, 4.00pm.


Economic Research

The Economic Intelligence Unit of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce provides in-depth analysis on the macro-economy, trade and taxes. While the research output centers around the above focus areas, research is also carried out for private sector issues, constraints and opportunities leveraging on the unit’s excellent local and international network. The unit provides bespoke research publications and reports for policy advocacy.

Policy Submissions

Found here are proposals submitted to relevant Government Agencies with the aim of creating a “Business Friendly Policy Environment”. Formed by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, policy related committees work with a large number of sectoral experts to develop these sound policy recommendations for submission to the Government.


GSP Plus Information


In response to many requests for information and queries received from our member companies regarding GSP+, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has taken the initiative to create an easy to use guide to check some key aspects of the trade concession. This one-stop information page gives key EU information sites, which can help a company check if 1) their product/s are eligible for GSP Plus concessions and 2) If so, what the tariff advantage would be.

This page will be curated by EIU, and updated regularly with other relevant content – for example, updates on the terms of the GSP Plus scheme from the European Commission, updates on the economic scenario in the EU and market conditions, etc.

You can find out whether your product is eligible for GSP+ benefits by a two-step process.

Step 01: To access the full GSP+ eligible product list, click on the link below and refer Annexure IX (page 62 onwards).

Step 02: Next, you could click on the link below and enter the 10 digit HS code of your export product to see if your export product is eligible for GSP+.

For More Information:

  • ‘EU GSP+ Guide for Sri Lankan Exporters’ (English version), developed under the EU-Sri Lanka Trade Related Assistance is now available online. It can be downloaded here.

Prepared by Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce as part of the ‘TIPS’ (Trade Intelligence for the Private Sector), Aimed at Enhancing Awareness on International Trade Issues among the Sri Lankan Private Sector.

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DISCLAIMER: This information is accurate as of 12 December 2017, 11:00 am. The Economic Intelligence Unit will update this page regularly to keep it current.

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