EDB conducts seminar for TIEP scheme agricultural exporters | Sunday Observer

EDB conducts seminar for TIEP scheme agricultural exporters

19 March, 2023

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) recently conducted an awareness seminar on “Facilitation of agricultural exporters under the Temporary Import for Export Processing (TIEP) Scheme”. Officials of 85 companies from the agricultural sector were present.

The main objective of conducting this awareness seminar by the EDB was to create awareness regarding the TIEP scheme among the agricultural exporters to attract new SME companies to utilise the TIEP scheme. It also educated exporters on new avenues of the TIEP scheme, created a platform to discuss the current issues of the TIEP process with the relevant officers and encouraged exporters to enhance the value addition of agricultural products.

EDB Chairman Suresh de Mel outlined the importance of packaging and branding products in a way that can be used by consumers and emphasised the need for value addition to the products. Many benefits can be realised by making use of the TIEP scheme.

The seminar included presentations by professional and experienced resource persons, including Deputy Director of Customs, K. A. S. Yapa and Superintendent of Customs, Chandimal Liyanage, who stressed the importance of understanding and utilizing the TIEP scheme. Assistant Superintendent of   Customs, Indunil Liyanage, outlined the TIEP scheme and TIEP renewal.