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FCCISL ties up with CBI Netherlands to strengthen SME sector

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Nov '08
FCCISL Secretary General Samantha Abeywickrama signing the document with Hans Klunder, Managing Director of CBI Netherlands
The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) recently signed a partnership agreement with the Center for the Promotion of Exports from Developing Countries (CBI) in The Netherlands to provide export support services to Sri Lankan businesses involved in exports especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).

This agreement was signed by Samantha Abeywickrama, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of FCCISL and CBI's new Managing Director Hans Klunder in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This agreement is built on the common mission of the two organizations to contribute to trade-led development by strengthening the competitiveness of SMEs and promoting their participation in international trade.

As the next step both CBI and the Federation will work together to implement Module 1 that will result in the enhancement and improved FCCISL service delivery to those SMEs who are already exporting or wish to export to Europe. This will be based on a strategy and business plan that will be developed for delivery of EU & EFTA-specific services enabling the Federation to continuously assess the changing demands in the European markets and strategically reposition its service portfolio vis-à-vis the European market & client requirements.

On successful implementation of this Module, the FCCISL will also be able to manage its operations in such a way that these services will be continuously provided both efficiently and effectively.

The rationale for CBI assistance for an Institutional Development and Organizational Strengthening (IDOS) module has been the effectiveness of the Federation's network that supports exporters who wish to trade with Europe. This to a great extent is dependent on the internal cooperation within the network. The existence of a transparent division of tasks, based on competencies and a well-functioning coordination and management structure was also considered.

This module provides the services which are required to find an optimum, in organizational terms, between requirements of the business community that exports or wishes to export to the European markets on the one hand and the capabilities of the FCCISL-network on the other hand. The module results in a clear roadmap to the kind of trade-to-Europe promotion services that should be provided to businesses.

The FCCISL is a strong organization with a young export promotion function. In order to implement and deliver an export promotion function, a multi year intervention has been recommended. This intervention focuses on developing all aspects of the organizational strategy and delivery capacity related to EU export promotion.

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL)


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