Events > Panel Discussion: Making the UK’s Trade Preferences Work

Panel Discussion:

Making the UK’s Trade Preferences Work


About the Webinar

Learn how Sri Lanka benefits from the UK’s new preferential trading scheme and the UK opportunities it offers to Sri Lankan exporters. 

The event aims to:

  • Outline changes to UK trade preferences under the new scheme.
  • Share analysis of UK market potential for key Sri Lankan exports.
  • Set out quality requirements and customs requirements/obligations.
  • Provide perspective from the Sri Lankan government on opportunities and aspirations related to the DCTS
  • Discussion and Q&A 





Registrations and networking


Welcome remarks by H.E. Sarah Hulton, British High Commissioner 


DCTS presentation by Sofie Kinsey - DCTS Trade Preferences Policy Manager for Sri Lanka


Presentation/Remarks on UK standards/regulations (speaker TBC – joining virtually from the UK)


Remarks by Dr. Lakmini Mendis, Deputy Director of Commerce, Department of Commerce


Discussion and Q&A Moderated by Shiran Fernando, Chief Economist, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce


Networking for physical attendees

Event Details

This session is open to all Sri Lankan businesses that are both currently and newly interested in exporting to the UK.

Date   : Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Time   : 1500 - 1700 hrs IST

Where: Hybrid 

As there is limited seating at the venue and we want to allow for as many organisations to have a chance to attend in person, we request to limit registration for physical participation to no more than two representatives per organisation.

There is no limit to the number of registrations for virtual attendees.

For Virtual Participants

You will receive a registration confirmation email. The joining link will be shared closer to the event

For Physical Attendance

The location will be in Colombo 07. You will receive a registration confirmation email. Further venue related details will be shared closer to the event.