The Sri Lanka Consulate General in Mumbai, cooperating with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) successfully linked up Sri Lankan fresh fruits exporters (avocado and passion fruit) with high-end supermarkets in Mumbai through virtual B2B meetings. Twenty online B2B meetings took place between five leading fruit and vegetable exporters from Sri Lanka, namely CR Exports Ltd., Development Interplan Ceylon Ltd., Forbes & Walker Fine Foods Ltd., HJS Condiments Ltd., JAGRO Ltd., and three high-end supermarket chains in India – Nature’s Basket, More Retail, Star Bazzar – Mumbai based fresh fruits importer East West Agro.
Both Indian and Sri Lankan participants appreciated the joint effort especially, during the prevailing COVID situation to stimulate more business taking place between the two neighbouring countries. Sri Lanka is in an excellent position to utilise its untapped export potential. In addition to avocado and passion fruit, the Sri Lankan companies have received inquiries on the possibility of exporting other products such as mangoes (during off-season in India), rambutan, soursop, etc. from Sri Lanka.
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