Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 14:19
Sri Lanka launches Ceylon cinnamon certification to promote exports
Sri Lanka has launched an internationally accredited certification for cinnamon, its main spice export, aiming to uplift an image like its main export, Ceylon tea, and exploit growing in global market.
Rishad Bathiudeen Minister of Industry and Commerce said the ‘Pure Ceylon Cinnamon Global Certification” is also registered in key markets of USA, EU, Peru and Colombia.
The spice exports have grown steadily and between May and June this year, the sector grew by 22 percent to 49.48 million dollars.