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Way forward marked through SLAEA Chairman’s ‘Wish List’
By Cheranka Mendis
Given the necessary thrust, Sri Lanka’s apparel industry could reach US$ 4 billion by end this year, even though the value would be 8% less than what is expected from the industry to support the growth targets of the country.

Moving up from a ‘difficult place’ from a year earlier which marked some 7% down for the industry, apparel has managed to discontinue the downward move to stand at two to three percentage points above last year and record a 9% increase in its exports to the US.

The South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum that is creating massive interest among the apparel industry professionals in South Asia and abroad is scheduled to lead the groundbreaking discussion on the future of apparel sourcing from Sri Lanka.

The South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum that is creating massive interest among the apparel industry professionals in South Asia and abroad is scheduled to lead the groundbreaking discussion on the future of apparel sourcing from Sri Lanka.
Several extremely influential and powerful apparel heavyweights, retailers and opinion leaders from across the world will lead this discussion from Sri Lanka, further establishing SLDF’s mission for South Asia’s creative hub in the country.

By Kinita Shenoy
PricewaterhouseCoopers Sri Lanka recently held a forum on ‘First Sale for Exporters’ in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA), targeted at CEOs and CFOs of Sri Lanka’s apparel industry.

The forum aimed to provide the regulatory and transactional knowledge on the FSFE scheme. This included valuations, in order to enable exporters to relate its applicability to the Sri Lankan context. The forum also instructed and guided the participants as to the benefits of the FSFE scheme.

By Cheranka Mendis
The Government recently announced the establishment of Commercial Hub Regulations, which optimise Sri Lanka’s potential and vision to become a key player in the international market as a gateway connecting the Asian region to the East and the West.

By Cheranka Mendis

How a 30-year-old entrepreneur built a billion dollar business in a small emerging economy like Sri Lanka

MAS Active is a division of MAS Holdings Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as MAS), which is South Asia’s largest producer of intimate apparel as well as the region’s fastest-growing supplier of sportswear.

The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) has expressed delight at the announcement that consequent to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to China, a number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) had been signed to improve and strengthen bi-lateral economic relations between the two countries, particular on trade investment and tourism.

Top apparel exporter Brandix Lanka Ltd. CEO Ashroff Omar, last week declared that there was no reason for doom and gloom in the industry.


Making the keynote speech at the Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association's (SLASA) 20th AGM  Omar expressed the belief that there was no reason for doom and gloom in the industry, based on statistics despite a global slowdown in key export markets.

Speech delivered by Mr Yohan Lawrence, Chairman, Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, at the Annual General Meeting held on 19th November 2012.

“Distinguished invitees, fellow members of the Association, Ladies and Gentlemen. Mr. Siriwardena, thank you for being with us today.

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SLAEA Magazine Front Cover 2Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 90

 

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