Trade-Related Assistance in Sri Lanka: Increasing SMEs' trade competitiveness in regional and EU markets
22/08/2020 - 15:19
Contributing to Sri Lanka’s inclusive trade-led growth and regional integration, thereby contributing to poverty alleviation.
The Trade-Relate Assistance Prooject, implemented by ITC and UNIDO, aims to increased trade competitiveness of Sri Lankan SMEs in regional and EU markets and thereby:
develop a coherent trade strategy for export competitiveness designed and implemented, including policies, regulatory reforms and trade negotiations as shaped by the WTO, regional integration process, EU GSP+ scheme;
enhance efficiency of cross-border procedures and SMEs’ capacities to comply with cross-border procedures for exporting to SAARC and EU;
improve compliance and quality infrastructure services to meet quality and SPS requirements in the regional and EU markets; and
increase SME competitiveness in export-oriented sectors (spices, food and ITO/BPO industry).