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Economic diplomacy

Sri Lanka – Italy:  economic relationship

Detailed information about economic relations between Italy and Sri Lanka can be found in the Joint relation page (“Doing Business in Sri Lanka” section).

Sri Lanka – Italy Business Council

Inaugurated under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in 1998, the main objective of the Sri Lanka – Italy Business Council is to promote investment, trade and joint venture between Sri Lanka and Italy.

Main objectives of the Council are also to exchange information on trade and investment with the appropriate bodies in Italy and to conduct joint meetings with Italian business organisations in Sri Lanka and in Italy.
The groundwork for the formation of the Council commenced after a proposal was made in 1997 to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, by the then-Ambassador of Italy to Sri Lanka, Maurizio Teucci. Since its inception, the Council has endeavored to support its membership which has grown to include companies involved in diverse sectors of trade and services as well as NGO’s. The Executive Committee is represented by members of these sectors. Meetings are attended also by representatives from the Embassy of Italy, the European Union, the Export Development Board and the Department of Commerce, as invited observers.

For further information please visit SLITBC website: