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SAPPTA wants Govt to boost spice yield

 By Zohara Ghaffoor
The Spices and Allied Products Producers' and Traders' Association (SAPPTA) urged the Government to conduct more research on...

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New book traces history of cinnamon in Sri Lanka

A book that gives an insight into and the history of Sri Lanka’s spice industry, the trade and exports explained by a pioneer in the spice trade –...

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Primary Industries Ministry mulls implementing computer model to improve productivity of spices industry

By Chandeepa Wettasinghe
The Primary Industries Ministry will be implementing a computer model to optimize the supply and the distribution of the growth of spices and...

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Primary Industries Ministry mulls implementing computer model to improve productivity of spices industry

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)28 Aug 2017 The Primary Industries Ministry will be implementing a computer model to optimize the supply and the distribution of the growth of spices and allied products...

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SAPPTA AGM 2016

‘Get on with the job. ‘I will support you with funds’ — Minister Daya Gamage tells spice producer Primary Industries Minister, Daya Gamage, said the spice trade should in effect be a...

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SAPPTA urges govt. to do away with export cess – SAPPTA Press Conference

2015-12-12 , By Shabiya Ali Ahlam, Daily Mirror

Expresses concern on tax being re-imposed as line ministries not entirely in favour

The apex industry body...

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Sri Lanka spice producers press for removal of export cess – SAPPTA Press Conference

Dec 11, 2015 , ECONOMYNEXT

Sri Lankan spice producers are pressing the government to implement a proposal in the 2016 budget to remove a cess on spice exports, saying the...

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SAPPTA urges Govt. to remove cess – SAPPTA Press Conference

Monday, 14 December 2015, Daily FT, By Charumini de Silva SAPPTA Chairman Vernon Abeyratne flanked by Founder Chairman Gulam Chatoor (left) and Former Chairman M.C.M. Zarook at the media briefing on...

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High net-value Global Spice Market ‘untapped’ by Sri Lanka – SAPPTA Press Conference

High net-value Global Spice Market ‘untapped’ by Sri Lanka December 13, 2015, The Island, by Hiran H. Senewiratne   At present Sri Lanka exports more than US$ 500 million worth spices and allied...

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Pepper Cultivation in Vietnam

Large volumes of Pepper being cultivated and exported from Vietnam since 1986 due to their ‘Volcanic Soil’ is really a myth. In fact, their success is due to good management....

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