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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 111

CCC Trade Fairs sets sight on Qatar, Turkey and UAE for business promotion

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 23 October, ( The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair Unit, with several successful trade promotion and fact finding missions to its credit, has announced its next step - a proposed business promotion mission to Qatar (Doha), Turkey (Istanbul) and UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) from 1st December as CCC identifies these countries as potential markets for Sri Lankan products.

Meetings with business communities in Qatar, Turkey, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are among the highlights of the mission.

The possible exports identified are live fish, live plants & foliage, fruits & vegetables, tea, food stuff, pneumatic tyres, textiles/garments, gems & jewellery, spices, coconut /coconut products , natural rubber/rubber products, garments, fresh, porcelain ware, tubes & tyres, gems & jewellery, ceramic products and coconut milk powder.

According to the Confederation of Business and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON), Turkey is reported to be among the top 20 economies of the world.

Sri Lankan Ambassadors stationed in those countries have assured their highest support the Sri Lankan trade delegation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Commerce too have agreed to extend their co-operation to the CCC to ensure success of this mission.

The One-on-One Business Meetings with the relevant business communities will be coordinated by the Sri Lankan Embassies and the Consulates in association with the Qatar, Istanbul, Dubai and Abu Dhabi Chambers. The CCC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2002 and to further strengthen their ties, is also exploring possibilities of making use of this opportunity to enter into co-operation agreements with the Qatar, Istanbul and Abu Dhabi Chambers. The CCC is positive that this mission will assist the delegates in entering into new agreements and establishing useful trade links.

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