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GSP Plus status on agenda of visiting EU delegation.
Jul '08
The European Union Parliamentary delegation led by a former MP from UK, Mr Robert Evans is visiting the island nation on a seven day official sojourn.

During the course of their stay they are expected to meet senior ministers and officials of the government. They will also visit the eastern province of the country to take a first hand look at the political make-over and also meet the chief minister of the region.

Among the several issues on the agenda, the delegation would discuss on conferring the GSP Plus status on Sri Lanka.

The status would facilitate the country to export garments and other products to the EU nations with either exempted or reduced duties.

This move on the part of the EU is expected to provide an impetus to the country's garment industry.

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