Access To Key Markets

Sri Lanka’s strategic location provides great opportunities to enter into free trade and partnership agreements with several Asia’s trade powerhouses.

Free Trade Agreements
FTA Effective Year Trade Access (No. of items under Zero Duty concession) Market Access

The Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISLFTA)
Year 2000
4,200 products of Sri Lankan origin
1.3 Billion
The Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSLFTA)
Year 2005
4,600 products from Sri Lanka
197 Million

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka and Singapore
Year 2018
Gives access to investments and services beyond trade in goods
5.6 Million
GSP+
Trade Access Market Access
GSP+
6,200 out of 7,200 tariff lines
511.8 Million

These four markets alone combine to present an opportunity to reach approximately 2 billion people, when establishing your enterprise in Sri Lanka.

An added advantage for a company locating to Sri Lanka is the preferential trade access gained to two large regional blocs under the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) and the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA).

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