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Crunching the Numbers: What is the Real Export Benefit of GSP Plus to Sri Lanka?

Since Sri Lanka regained the EU’s GSP Plus facility last month, there have been varying views on its actual economic benefit to Sri Lanka. This article by Janaka Wijayasiri numerically estimates the export benefit of GSP Plus to Sri Lanka, identifying the leading beneficiaries in the country and their gains.

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‘Come Together’: Raising Standards in the Sri Lankan Pepper Industry

Sri Lankan pepper, like other spices from the island, is famous for its inherent quality. This article highlights the need to collectively upgrade standards governing the product and production process across the pepper value chain in the country to boost pepper exports and competitiveness.

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Four Lessons from the Pakistan-China FTA for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. In this article, Janaka Wijayasiri looks at Pakistan-China FTA, which has been in place since 2006 and draw important lessons for Sri Lanka.

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Trade is Not Just for Big Businesses: Role of Sri Lankan SMEs in Trade

This article explores trade barriers SMEs face and how trade policy can be used as an important tool to ensure greater participation of SMEs in international trade.

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Should the Sri Lankan Government Be in the Business of Running An Airline?

Judging by the past unsuccessful experiences of government run airlines across the world and in Sri Lanka, this article questions whether the governments should run airlines and/or continue to support struggling carriers.