The 18th Exporters Forum chaired by Deputy Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Nalin Bandara was held on 3 April at the EDB Auditorium.
Most of the problems faced by exporters cannot be solved by one institution alone and require joint efforts of several institutions. In this session, exporters were able to find solutions to their trade related issues with public sector institutions.
The session which continued beyond two hours saw full attendance from the private sector, exporters, chambers, and top government ministries and departments, with their consensus that it was a productive exchange of ideas.
During the session, Bandara said that there was some growth in the export sector. It is also mentioned that a lot of work was being done to reach the desired targets in the future. He further stated that the country’s economic policies had now been developed to attract foreign investors. He also expressed his appreciation of the support rendered by all the officials to make the forum a success.
A number of representatives from Government agencies and private sector participated in the forum, and 12 exporters’ issues were discussed. The exporters’ forum is held once every two months.