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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Sri Lanka. Colombo.

  1. Introduction to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Asia);
  2. Doing Business in Colombo;
  3. Sri Lankan Economy;
  4. International Trade of Sri Lanka
    1. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor;
    2. Trade Relations Sri Lanka-India.
  5. Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka;
  6. Case Study: Sri Lankan companies;
    1. Brandix Lanka;
    2. Sri Lanka Telecom.
  7. Access to the Sri Lankan Market;
  8. Business Plan for Sri Lanka.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Sri Lankan Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka;
  3. To explore the Sri Lankan trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Sri Lankan Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Sri Lankan Companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Sri Lankan Market.

Sri Lanka Business (Course Master Doctorate)

Online Student Master in International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Sri Lanka” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate: Asian Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English (Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Sri Lanka Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Sri Lanka).

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Sri Lanka”: 2 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: two weeks.

Doctorate and Masters in Global Business adapted to the Sri Lanka, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Sri Lankan Students.

International Trade and Business in Sri Lanka.

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) South Asian Free-Trade Area (SAFTA). Economic Union

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures;
    2. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. WCO
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  5. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member.
  6. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member.

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Asian Economic Institutions

Asian Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Asian Development Bank (ADB);
  2. Boao Forum for Asia;
  3. Asia Cooperation Dialogue;
  4. ESCAP;
  5. Colombo Plan;
  6. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership;
  7. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED).

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

Global Organizations:

  1. Commonwealth;
  2. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. UNCITRAL;
    4. WIPO.
  3. WB;
  4. WTO;
  5. IMF.

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania...

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon before 1972) is located in South Asia, about thirty-one kilometers from the Southern coast of India.

  1. Population of Sri Lanka: 21 million people;
  2. Sri Lanka is in 102 position out of 182 countries in the Human Development Indicators, ahead of Argentina (105), Vietnam (116th), Indonesia (111), India (134), Pakistan (141), and Bangladesh (146);
  3. Sinhalese constitute 74% of the population;
  4. The two official languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil;
  5. Capital of Sri Lanka: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte;
  6. Sri Lankan main city: Colombo;
  7. Sri Lankan Area: 65,610 square kilometers;
  8. Sri Lanka is a Parliamentary Republic;
  9. Independence of Sri Lanka from the United Kingdom: 1948;
  10. Sri Lankan currency: Sri Lanka Rupee;
  11. Maritime borders of Sri Lanka: India and the Maldives.

Religions in Sri Lanka:

  1. Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation;
  2. 70% of the Sri Lankans belongs to Theravada Buddhism;
  3. Sri Lanka has been a Buddhist religion and culture centre from ancient times;
  4. Hinduism: 15% of the population;
  5. Catholic Christians (1.2 million).

Sri Lanka belongs to the Buddhist Economic Area

Buddhism and Global Business. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Sri Lanka, Foreign Trade (Course Master Doctorate)

Sri Lankan Economy

  1. The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has a strategic location in Southern Asia, in the centre of one of the principal marine routes between Europe and the Far East: The Indian Ocean;
  2. Sri Lanka has a relatively modern industrial economy and one of the highest levels of per capita income in the South Asian region;
  3. Sri Lanka has positioned as a regional logistics centre and International Trade hub;
  4. The services sector of Sri Lanka generates 60% of the gross domestic product;
  5. The main sectors of the Sri Lankan economy are telecommunications, trade, logistics and transport, and financial services;
  6. Sri Lanka Multimodal Transport Project;
  7. Brandix is the leading import apparel producer in Sri Lanka;
  8. Sri Lanka Telecom is one of most valuable blue chip companies in Sri Lanka.

India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

International Trade of Sri Lanka.

  1. Sri Lanka is known worldwide for tea, coffee, coconuts, and rubber exports;
  2. The vision of the former President Rajapaksa (Mahinda Chintana) wishes to open the economy to the Globalization process, attracting the foreign direct investment and establishing Free Trade Agreements with the strategic partners;
  3. Exports of Sri Lanka: 7 billion dollars;
  4. Top Sri Lankan exports products are garments, tea, rubber products, coffee, jewellery and gems, refined petroleum, and coconuts;
  5. Top Sri Lankan export markets are the United States, the United Kingdom, and India;
  6. Imports of Sri Lanka: 9.6 billion;
  7. The largest suppliers of Sri Lanka are India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Indonesia, South Korea, and the US.

Free trade zones in Sri Lanka are one of the pillars of economic development and foreign direct investment source (FDI).

  1. Malaysia is the largest investor (55 million dollars);
  2. Other notable investors in Sri Lanka are the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong;
  3. 50% of all the Indian investments in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries are invested in Sri Lanka.

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC): Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Asian Clearing Union (ACU) Iran, Bhutan, India...

Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC): Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal

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