A lecture and discussion on “Trade theory and Global Experience on Trade Protection; its Benefits and Limitations” was held at the Sri Lanka Export Development Board recently with the participation of Professor Robert Lawrence, Professor of International Trade and Investment, Harvard Kennedy School of Harward University.
The Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry organized this event in collaboration with the Center for International Development at Harvard University.
Prof. Lawrence provided a brief and approachable background of trade theory and global experience on trade protection, including both its benefits and limitations.
The opening remarks of the session were made by Chandanie Wijewardane, Secretary, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade. The key participants at the event were Indira Malwatte Chairperson EDB, secretaries and additional secretaries of ministries, senior officials including of Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Export Development Board and Board of Investment.