Sri Lankan trade bodies gain access to international trade data base with EU funding. Sri Lankan trade bodies gain access to international trade data base with EU funding. Public and private sector trade organisations in Sri Lanka gained access this week to one of the world’s largest and most detailed trade data bases.
Access to the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) trade data base tools, for the next two years, is part of the € 1.6 million EU-Sri Lanka Trade Development Programme.
“This is part of the EU’s bilateral assistance to Sri Lanka to build trade capacity,” said Roshan Lyman, Economic and Trade Advisor, European Commission Delegation in Sri Lanka.
The ITC is the technical arm of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
ITC data bases that cover thousands of products traded by around 200 countries every year, are available on line, on subscription, as part of its market analysis services.
The EU sponsorship gives Sri Lanka access to the ITC’s Market Access Map that provides