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National Chamber holds session with Netherlands Ambassador

A session on "Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Netherlands will be held on Friday November 27, from 3.00 to 4.30 p.m at the Chamber Auditorium, D R Wijewardene Mw, Colombo -10.

Ambassador Joanne Doornewaard will grace the occasion as Special Guest Speaker. There will be an interactive session where members will get an opportunity to meet the Ambassador and trade officer and get information on business with Netherlands and other services available in Netherlands. Nationals of Netherlands are invited to participate at the session.

'Netherlands' means 'lower Countries', because of its flat land and is below sea level. Netherlands is famous for its landscape of tulips and windmills. Its capital city is Amsterdam (official) and Hague (administrative) and is a very densely populated country for its size. Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, which is partly due to the fertility of the soil and the mild climate.

Apparel is the major exporting item to the Netherlands and which accounted for 32% of Sri Lanka's total exports to the Netherlands in 2013. Other major exporting items to the Netherlands from Sri Lanka are tobacco, tea, fish products, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery and agricultural products. Sri Lanka's major importing items from the Netherlands are optical photographic, cinematographic ,cocoa & cocoa preparations medicaments, chemical products, beverages, Sri Lanka is a very popular destination for Dutch tourists. 

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