SL tea set for $ 2 bn turnover by 2015

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 - 8:30


Sri Lanka is set to reach a tea export turnover of 2 billion dollars by 2015 and increase export earnings from value added tea to 75 % of total tea exports.


According to Export Development Board’s Tea industry Plan, Sri Lanka will increase export volume of value added tea to specialized value added tea to specialized markets such as USA, Canada, Japan and EU and will make market access to new markets in South America and Australia.


Sri Lanka in addition will review export Cess structure of tea to encourage value addition and existing duty exemption schemes for import packaging for Tea industry to reduce transaction cost.