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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has preferential and free trade agreements with India, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, Singapore and Israel. It is currently in the processing of upgrading its agreement with India to a much more comprehensive one.

Sri Lanka is also party to SAFTA, the agreement on a South Asia Free Trade Area, as well as BIMSTEC, which aims to hammer out a regional FTA.

last update: May 2012


Malik to hold talks in India to resume ETCA
Sri Lankan International Trade Minister plans to hold ministerial-level discussions with Indian counterparts during his visit to India this week, in order to resume trade negotiations.
Against the tide: the growth of China-Sri Lanka trade
Chinese trade with the island nation is booming even while Indian trade seems stuck. The recent rise of China-Sri Lanka economic relations has been the subject of much discussion, debate, and analysis.
AITP study claims Sri Lanka’s approach towards FTAs hinders economic growth
The assessments are done for the four proposed FTAs namely, ETCA with India, Singapore-Sri Lanka FTA, Thailand-Sri Lanka FTA, and China-Sri Lanka FTA.
SL-China likely to resume FTA talks
Sri Lanka and China have agreed to resume the stalled free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.
Sri Lanka to review FTA talks with China, India, Thailand
The Government is to review the progress in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with China, India and Thailand.
Call to make FTA beneficial for both Pakistan, Sri Lanka: HC
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) but some certain issues need to be resolved
Sri Lanka to review feasibility studies of all proposed FTAs
Following criticism levelled at the Sri Lanka – Singapore FTA, Sri Lanka has decided to review all feasibility studies of all proposed FTAs
Petition against Singapore FTA postponed to next year
The petition filed seeking a court order pronouncing that the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement is against the Constitution, will be taken up for consideration on January 09, the Supreme Court has decided.
Singapore, Indonesia agree to conclude talks on investment treaty before October leaders’ retreat
Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to conclude talks on a bilateral investment treaty between their countries before their leaders hold a retreat next month.
Joint feasibility study on FTA with Bangladesh
Next round of negotiations on Thai FTA in two weeks. Joint feasibility study on FTA with Bangladesh to be implemented soon.