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Sri Lankan seafood exporters participate in SEG-2019

The Sri Lanka stall
The Sri Lanka stall

Sri Lankan seafood exporters participated in the 27th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global (SEG-2019) at the Brussels Expo, the world’s largest trade fair in the fisheries sector in Brussels, Belgium recently.

The Sri Lankan Pavilion was organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Belgium.

Six seafood exporters in Sri Lanka, viz Jaysea Food Processing,, Global Seafood, Tropic Fishery, Lihini Seafood, Ceylon Fresh Seafood and Annai Seafood took part. They displayed fresh and frozen seafood varieties, such as tuna, shrimp, crab, lobster, sword fish and reef fish.

The main objective was to promote Sri Lankan seafood while using benefits under the GSP+ scheme for Sri Lankan fishery products to the EU.

The exhibition provided a competitive platform for the Sri Lankan seafood exporters to showcase their products and find business worth of thousands of dollars.

The exhibition enabled to strengthen their existing business relationships and find new opportunities in the EU market and in other international markets.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Mission to the EU, Rodney Perera, the Consul of Sri Lanka in Luxembourg, Dirk Van Der Ploeg, the Consul of Sri Lanka in Belgium,Monique De Decker were also present.

Sri Lankan companies found new buyers and secured orders worth nearly US $ 345,000 from countries, such as France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Russia, Portugal, USA, Belgium, Poland, Australia, Ukraine, Germany, while some more orders are under negotiation.