Sri Lanka: Exporter Guide

Following the end of a protracted civil war in 2009, Sri Lanka has emerged as a small but growing market for imported consumer food products. While imported food products often face high tariffs and nontariff barriers, commercial opportunities are also emerging for certain products. Sri Lanka’s tourism and hospitality sectors, new restaurants, and food upscale retailers are creating avenues for high-end and imported products. Exporters seeking to establish a presence in the Sri Lankan market should determine if their product has market access and then be prepared to be patient and start small. Sri Lanka’s population is estimated to reach 21 million by the end of 2015.

Sri Lanka: Exporter Guide