New UK GSP Scheme – Developing Country Trading Scheme (DCTS)

The UK Government introduced its bespoke UK GSP Scheme “Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS)” on 16 August 2022.

  • 65 countries will benefit.
  • Sri Lanka is a beneficiary country under the DCTS Enhanced Preferences Scheme. 
  • DCTS will replace the UK’s current Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) in early 2023.
  • The scheme will apply to countries currently benefiting under the UK’s GSP.
  • DCTS will provide duty-free, quota-free trade to LDCs on everything but arms and duty-free, quota-free trade on 85% of eligible goods to most low income (LIC) and lower-middle income (LMIC) countries.

For more details, please contact:

Commercial Section of Sri Lanka High Commission – London

02072621841 Ext 248 /246

trade@slhc-london.co.uk / assttrade@slhc-london.co.uk

Sri Lanka shines at Bedford River Festival 2022

High Commission of Sri Lanka in London in partnership the Sri Lanka Tourist Promotion Bureau, Sri Lanka Tea Board, National Craft Council, Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK (APSL), Basilur Tea UK, International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) and the Sri Lankan Society in Bedfordshire organised a trade and tourism promotional event at the award winning ‘Bedford River Festival’ on 23 and 24 July 2022.

The event provided the opportunity to promote Sri Lanka among the Bedford community as their next holiday destination by featuring Sri Lankan crafts, tourism, culture and heritage, and “Ceylon Tea”. » Read more

Foreign Minister Ali Sabry assumes duties

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry assumed duties at the Ministry today (25 July, 2022) at a simple ceremony. Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane and the senior officials were present.

Addressing the officials, Minister Ali Sabry stated that he looked forward to delivering on the mandate of the Ministry to steer forward Sri Lanka’s foreign relations, taking the domestic compulsions too into consideration. He commended the outgoing Minister Prof G L Peiris for his leadership provided to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. » Read more

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