ILO Colombo News: On the 7th of May 2015, the Ministry of Labour in collaboration with International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the roll out of the Labour Inspection System Application (LISA) to all districts in Sri Lanka. The LISA system supports on-site inspection processes where authorized personnel can track and monitor the status of the inspections as and when they occur. The system supports improved collection and analysis of labour market and inspection data through enhanced monitoring of the quantity and quality of information that is being gathered by the labour officers.
Texus Lanka(pvt) Ltd Raj David, Next Sourcing Ltd Chanaka Perera, Garment Services Ltd Anil Wettewe, Department of Commerce Director General R.D.S. Kumararatne, Export Development Board Chairman Bandula Egodage and George Sourcing Services Gayan Galapitage at the head table
At a meeting held last week between the visiting EU delegation and the representatives of the Joint Apparel Association (JAAF), the importance and value attached to the EU market to the apparel industry was highlighted and mentioned that in 2014, the apparel industry had exported $ 2.1 billion worth or 46% of its total exports mainly to the EU.
Sri Lanka commenced bilateral discussions yesterday with representatives from the European Union (EU) in relation to the recovery of GSP plus facilities.
The talks commenced in the backdrop of increasing trade between Sri Lanka and the EU region which edged close to US$ 5 billion. Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen expressed optimism over the talks given the positive response from EU representatives.
Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 88