A programme launched by the country’s premier business chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), facilitating Lankan importers to buy goods at factory cost, has yielded modest results, the CCC said.
“The programme launched by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Norway-based Fair Deal AS, a globally spread import sourcing arm, to help Lankan importers buy goods at factory cost, has got into a steady start with several importers already sourcing goods under this programme,” a CCC statement said.
The programme within a year’s time has managed to offer its services to several Sri Lankan firms, including one of the largest e-commerce sites operating in the country, a large-scale coconut-based product manufacturer and also several big hardware importers.
Several other companies are also discussing to enter the programme, the CCC said.
The CCC and Fair Deal AS, Norway started this programme one year back to facilitate the importers in the sourcing process.
The main objective of the programme was to cut down the intermediaries in the value chain and help them source finished products and raw materials directly from the ‘source’ at factory prices.
Fair Deal As is a AAA+ rated company located in Grimstad, Norway, having branch offices in China, India, South Africa and other Baltic countries working closely with manufactures.
The ongoing CCC and Fair Deal AS programme helps the importers to lower possible risks in product quality, delivery time, culture and language and also cost.
Those who wish to take part in the programme may call 0115588832 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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