25 August 2009

U.S. Government Encourages U.S. Companies to Make Sri Lanka their Next Business Stop

13th August 2009, www.lankaweb.com

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Government is encouraging U.S. companies and financiers to “make Sri Lanka Your Next Business Stop.”

The U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Commerce Department have announced an Oct. 13-14 conference in Colombo for U.S. investors interested in Sri Lanka.

“This private-public conference will provide U.S. firms a unique opportunity to be among the first investors in the newly opened regions of Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces,” said a recent announcement made by the Export.gov, the U.S. government’s export promotion and finance internet portal.

Participants, the annoucement further said, “will meet one-on-one with Sri Lankan government officials to discuss specific investment opportunities. Targeted industries include IT (internet technology), healthcare, tourism & leisure, infrastructure, diamonds/gems & jewelry, manufacturing, processed food and education.”

The trade initiative is the result of a cooperative effort by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington.

The US Trade Representative and Commerce Department promote U.S. trade activities and advise on trade policy for American companies. They have been active in promoting U.S. investment as a means of bolstering Sri Lanka’s post-conflict economy.

The full details of the conference announcement may be viewed at the Export.gov, internet portal: http://www.export.gov/articles/eg_main_020086.asp

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington, D.C.

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