Bid to retain GSP+:
Response to EU ready
Export Development and International Trade Minister Prof. G.L. Peris
told Parliament that the government has prepared a 'Comprehensive
response' to be delivered to the European Commission (EC) through Sri
Lanka's Ambassador in Brussels in a bid to retain the GSP plus facility
for the country. The EC had given a time period till November 6 for the
Government to send its observations to the commission before it makes a
final decision on whether to continue to give Sri Lanka the preferential
trade facility after it lapses in June 2010.
The Minister said the report has been compiled after gathering
details from the relevant ministries.