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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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GSP-Plus: An Elixir or Just Palliation for Sri Lanka’s Export Woes?

Sri Lanka’s flailing export sector gained some breathing space recently with the EU granting its GSP-Plus facility, which was withdrawn in 2010. While it is being touted as a significant achievement for Sri Lanka’s economic drive, this article argues that, its impact will provide only temporary relief. Therefore policymakers as well as the private sector should urgently ensure broader economic reforms in order to make the best use of this opportunity.

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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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Can Sri Lanka do more to help agricultural exporters meet Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards?

This article explores solutions to address issues in regard to Sanitary and Phytosanitary, which are a major concern for companies engaged in international trade of agricultural produce.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Implications for Sri Lanka

This article highlights the implications of the recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which covers 40% of world trade, will have on Sri Lanka.