03rd November, 2016
Japan’s SME sector wants to tap commercial opportunities in Sri Lanka
A Japanese business delegation consisting of SME sector of that country, held talks with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, early this week.
The delegation, a joint effort of the World Business Society of Tokyo Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant Association (WBS) and World Business Associates Company limited comprised representatives from Japanese SME companies engaged in diversified business operations.
They met with the officials of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and inquired on the economic and investment climate of the country. The mission was focusing on establishing ties between Japanese and Sri Lankan SMEs.
Japanese enterprises are looking at how they can tap into the one billion strong Indian market via Sri Lanka and also focus further into the larger regions of Africa and south-east Asia.
The delegation, which included representatives from nearly 15 Japanese companies was scouting for opportunities in the areas of agricultural product processing, textile industry, healthcare service and tourism. The meeting took place at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the past chairman of the Association Mr. Thilak De Soyza was also present at the meeting.