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Tuesday, June 12 , 2012 - 6.11 GMT
SL wraps up latest trade initiative with China


Sino-Sri Lanka bilateral trade will get yet another fresh boost as the latest international airport in China’s Southern and South-Western economic hub starts operations this month, said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.

“I extend my best wishes to the People’s Government of Yunnan’s new Changshui International Airport. This initiative will strengthen Kunming’s $ 8 Bn int’l trade with South Asia and our exports to Kunming”, he added.

Minister Bathiudeen who led Sri Lanka’s strong trade and official delegation to the twin events of South Asian Countries Trade Fair & 20th China Import & Export Fair held at the Kunming International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kunming City, returned to Colombo this weekend having concluded a successful trade tour of Sri Lanka’s biggest overseas export promotion effort to Yunnan Province, which is billed as the next emerging economic powerhouse inside China.

During Minister Bathiudeen’s official tour, People’s Government of Yunnan, China announced on 05 June that it would review its import quarantine rules, in response to the official submission by Minister Bathiudeen. If effected, the changes are expected to benefit not only Sri Lankan exporters of perishable commodities, but also perishable exporters of South and South East Asian region.

The Minister said that Kunming fair has become a staple in Sri Lankan exports tradition and a great stepping stone towards $ 20 Bn exports by 2020.
ster Bathiudeen said.

Lankan travelers, trade and business persons to Kunming from next month will touch down to the bustling city’s brand new international airport - Changshui Airport (CA). The new Changshui International Airport is part of this development thrust and is set to open at end of this month -on 28 June





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