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Procedure NameRegistration as an exporter under Export Development Board (Individual Businesses)



Responsible Agency       


Sri Lanka Export Development Board

Address : No. 42 Nawam Mawatha,
Sri Lanka

Phone:  +94-11-230-0705 / 11


Legal base of the Procedure

Sri Lanka Export Development Act 40 of 1979

Fee No charges













Required Documents


Type of documents


Individual Business Registration Certificate (BRC) containing the word `Export` in Column No. 02 (General nature of Business)


A Photo Copy of the National Identity Card of the Proprietor




Bill of Lading/Airway Bill*


Commercial Invoice*


VAT & TIN certificates*

*A temporary Registration Certificate may be issued for upto one year to enterprises who express their willingness to export if the basic documents are available.EDB monitor the transactions of the enterprise for an year. However to obtain the status of your registration as “Exporter”, you are required to produce documentary evidence in respect of your export such as CUSDEC Form, Bill of Lading/Airway Bill & Commercial Invoice, VAT & TIN certificates etc. within a period of one year. If EDB is satisfied with the statistics of your exports they  will issue the Permanent registration certificate after that year. 



Process Steps

Step 1

Applicant should submit a duly filled application form together with aforesaid required documentation.

Step 2

Application will be sent to the Director Trade Facilitation & Trade Information Division, Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).

Step 3

EDB will do the process of the document submitted 

Step 4

If charges are applicable, exporter should do the payment.

Step 5

When Payment Completed by applicant EDB issues the Registration Certificate

The exporters should submit Certifications/Licenses of relevant Organizations to issue the EDB Registration for Tea, Gems & Jewellery, Mineral Sands, Coconut Products, Wooden products, Fisheries products and Chemicals etc. 




The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
This is the Application for Registration Of Exporters Under Sri Lanka Export Development Board08-01-201826-02-2018Sri Lanka Export Development Board This is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Requirements for registration as an exporter under Export Development Board (Individual Businesses)Registration RequirementSri Lanka Export Development Board On acceptance of the application for registration each exporter will be allocated a registration number by the Board.The registration number issued under these regulations shall not be transferable.The exporters registered under this scheme are required to furnish information to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board on an annual basis quoting the registration number for the purpose of renewal of registration.The registration should be renewed before 31st January, every year.Sri Lanka Export Development Act31-12-9999Good