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Exporters in for good times

ANCL General Manager Abhaya Amaradasa and DGM Marketing Waruna Mallawaarachchi with NCE CEO Rasa Weerasingham. ANCL is the print media sponsor for the NCE Export Awards 2013. Pictures by Sumanachandra Ariyawansa

With the stabilizing of US and European markets after the economic recession Sri Lanka's export sector will have a good time in the future, President of the National Chamber of Exporters Jagath Peiris said.

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NCE President Jagath Peiris unveiling the Trophy

"Year 2013 would be a challenge for the export sector compared to last year. But will have good times with the stabilizing US and European markets in the future. Therefore, Sri Lanka needs to be more competitive by introducing innovate products and new branding, " Peris said at a media conference to launch the 21st NCE 2013 awards ceremony, which will be held on September 20.

He said that NCE is supporting the export sector in the country, which was rewarding and recognizing local exporters, which will be one of the top events in their calendar. Since they have more than 460 members in the Chamber those exporters contribute 64 percent of the export revenue into the country, Peiris said.

Lankan exporters faced several challenges externally last year due to the slow recovery from recessionary conditions of key markets and upheavals in other markets of importance. Further, rising costs of inputs made exports less competitive. He also said Sri Lanka was able to achieve an export performance of US$ mn 9,773.60 due to the competence and resilience of the exporter community In the above background the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka is proud to present the 21st Annual NCE Export Awards on the 20th of September 2013 to salute the 'best of the best' for the year 2012.

The Chamber will not only recognize exporters but also those who support exporters to achieve outstanding performance.