Sri Lanka is eager for opportunities unfolding in the Brexit aftermath-has enlisted the WTO to unravel new global opportunities for Lanka’s growing service exports.
“The new changes from Brexit give an opening for Sri Lanka to go for a one-to-one trade agreement with UK,” Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen said yesterday.
“The new changes bring opportunities for us. For example, it gives an opening for Sri Lanka to go for a one-to-one trade agreement with UK. I have no doubts that such a prospective agreement will enhance the global trade reform vision of the unity government.”
Minister Bathiudeen was addressing the inauguration of Trade in Services Workshop by his Department of Commerce at BCIS, Colombo yesterday. The interactive awareness seminar is supported by World Trade Organization. WTO Trade in Services Division Director Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh was present.