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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s food and agriculture exporters are targeting exports showcasing their products at the largest trade fair for such products in the world, AHK, the German Chamber of Commerce said.

A Sri Lanka pavilion was organized by AKH Sri Lanka at International Green Week (IGW) 2023, said to be largest food, agriculture and gardening fair in the world.

“AHK Sri Lanka chose IGW as the perfect platform for ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ products, to grant them exposure and create more business opportunities for exporters,” Marie Antonia von Schönburg, Chief Delegate of Delegation of AHK Sri Lanka said.

“The Sri Lankan pavilion aims to ensure high quality agri-products from Sri Lanka reach a larger market.”

The IGW was held from January 20 to 29 with 1,400 exhibitors from 60 countries.

About 400,000 visitors from 161 countries visits the fair as well as over 300 journalists from 75 countries AHK said.

The Sri Lanka’s pavilion was a “big hit among global visitors, from potential business partners and buyers to media outlets and retail and wholesale chains,” the AHK said.

Eleven exporters including CAP Organic, Dimo Agribusiness, Elpitiya Plantation, Ceylon Exports & Trading (Pvt) Ltd, RRR & Co, E.C. Holdings Pvt Ltd, S H International Trading (Pvt) Ltd, Viain Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo Agro Impex, The Agristuff, and Smart Products Lanka (Pvt) Ltd were in the Sri Lanka pavilion.

Sri Lanka firms exhibited coconut-based products, organic products, teas, spices, fruits, fruit-based products, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages and Sri Lankan ready to eat and ready to drink products. (Colombo/Feb02/2023)

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