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Sri Lanka’s participation at the World Tea & Coffee Expo 2015

The 3rd edition of the “World Tea & Coffee Expo 2015” was held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, from01-03 October 2015.

The Sri Lanka Tea Board in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka organised Sri Lanka’s participation at the World Tea and Coffee Expo.

Three tea exporting companies; HVA Foods (Pvt) Ltd, Tea Talk (Pvt) Ltd and Reviva Teas (Pvt) Ltd participated at the Expo. The Consulate General of Sri Lanka together with Eswaran Brothers Exports (Pvt) Ltd arranged a liquid tea service at the inauguration ceremony.

Ms. Saroja Sirisena, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai was invited as a Guest of Honour at the Inaugural Session. In her address the Consul General stated that, India and Sri Lanka can share the natural advantage to increase bilateral trade in the Tea and Coffee sectors and trade platforms like this have the potential to make easier for countries to do business with each other.

Mr. Vu Van Tam, Vice Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Vietnam, Mr. Suresh Kotak, Chairman, Kotak Group and Shri. G. Chandrashekhar, Economic Advisor, Indian Merchants’ Chamber also participated at the inauguration ceremony.

Sri Lanka is renowned for its high quality tea and as the 3rd largest tea producing country and one of the world's leading exporters with a share of approximately 23% of the global demand. India is the world's largest consumer of black tea with the domestic market of approximately 900 million kg of tea. Promoting Ceylon tea in value added format will create new opportunities to increase exports from Sri Lanka to India.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka
Mumbai, India

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