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Ceremonial function of the Twelfth Annual General Meeting of The Spice Council.

 

We are pleased to inform members that the Ceremonial Function of the Twelfth Annual General Meeting of The Spice Council will be held on 20th November 2015 from 06.30 pm onward in the Golden Pond banquet hall of Hotel Taj Samudra. The meeting will be followed by Cocktails.

We have invited Hon. Daya Gamage, Minister of Primary Industries to be the Chief Guest and Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe, State Minister of International Trade to be the Guests of honor of the twelfth annual general meeting of The Spice Council.  

 

As you are all aware this will be a good opportunity for the entire Spice Industry to collectively call for better and enhanced facilities and policies for the uplifitment of the Spice industry with the newly appointed policy makers. This will also be an opportunity for the members to develop individual contacts and to network with the industry and the policy makers.

 

We kindly request members to participate at the ceremonial function of the AGM and we look forward to receiving your support and cooperation to make this event a success by sending sponsorship banners each at Rs. 15,000/= and advertisements for the Souvenir Magazine in Black & White Full Page each at Rs. 4,000/=, Half Page each at Rs. 2,500/= each for the AGM.

Participation fee at the ceremonial function of the AGM is Rs. 4,500 /= per participant.  Members are hereby kindly requested to complete the attached reply slip and forward it along with your payment to the Spice Council Secretariat on or before 10th November 2015 (Cheques to be drawn in favor of "The Spice Council")

 

* dress code of the event is Smart Casual

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TSC is organizing a workshop on "How to maximize returns from cinnamon plantations" on 03rd March 2012

Objective     :      To disseminate the practical knowledge and field experience of the industry experts to help the participants to improve their current practices to get maximum returns.

Date               :      Saturday, March 03, 2012

Time               :     9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue            :     Dasanayake Walauwa, ISO/GMP Cinnamon Processing Center, Nape, Kosgoda

Resource personnel : Experts from The Spice Council, DEA, EDB, SLECIC and SAPPTA

 

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Proceedings :
Consist a field visit, a demonstration of cinnamon processing and few lectures. The field visit will provide the practical knowledge and experience of cultivation and maintenance of a cinnamon plantation including Planting, Pruning (Nuhuru paheema, Panduru bandeema), Weed Management, Soil Conservation, Pest and Disease Management, Fertilizer Application and Correct Harvesting Practices.


Target Group:  
Plantation Companies, Proprietors, Managers, Supervisors and others interested in cinnamon plantations


Participation fee:
Rs. 1500/= per participant inclusive of lunch and refreshments.            

If you are interested in attending the workshop please complete the attached registration form and forward it, to the Spice Council Secretariat along with a cheque written in favour of “The Spice Council” before February 23rd , 2012.

For registration and further details please contact the Spice Council,

Tel/Fax: 011 7635025

E-mail: spicecouncil@dialognet.lk

 

The Spice Council
No 1,1/1, Anderson Road
Colombo 05.

 

Mr D A Perera, Immediate past Chairman of the Spice Council appointed as a Advisor to Hon. Reginold Coorey

We announce with pleasure that Mr D A Perera, Immediate past Chairman of the Spice Council appointed as a Advisor to Hon. Reginold Coorey, Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotions with effect from December 1st 2011.

Hon. Reginold Coorey, Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotions handing over credentials to Mr D A Perera, Immediate Past Chairman of the Spice Council

Hon. Reginold Coorey, Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotions handing over credentials to Mr D A Perera, Immediate Past Chairman of the Spice Council

 

The Spice Council has attended the 39th Annual Session and Meeting of the International Pepper Community.

A delegation of The Spice Council has attended the 39th Annual Session and Meeting of the International Pepper Community. The event was held from 22 to 26 November 2011, in Lombok Island, Indonesia.

The delegation is lead by Mr Sarada de Silva, Chairman, Mr Nanda Kohona, Chairman Elect and Mr DA Perera, Immediate Past Chairman of the Spice Council. Hon. Reginarld Cooray, the Minister of the Minor Export Crop Promotion Ministry and Mr Vajira Narampanawa, the Ministry Secretary were attended with the delegation as dignitaries.  The other delegates include several officials of the Department of Export Agriculture.

 

The Spice Council delegation of the 39th Annual Session and Meeting of the IPC The Spice Council delegation of the 39th Annual Session and Meeting of the IPC

The Spice Council delegation of the 39th Annual Session and Meeting of the IPC

 

The Spice Council delegation of the 39th Annual Session and Meeting of the IPC The Spice Council delegation of the 39th Annual Session and Meeting of the IPC

Mr Vajira Narampanawa Chairman IPC delivering the acceptations speech

Mr Vajira Narampanawa, the Secretary to the Ministry of Minor Export Crop Promotion has been appointed as Chairman of the International Pepper Community

 

 

Focus Group Discussion for Understanding Opinions of Cinnamon Small Holders

 

The Spice Council has organized a four Focus Group Discussions in Galle, Matara, Kalutara and Rathnapura Districts to understand the opinions of cinnamon small holders about the industry through the Assistant Directors of the Department of Export Agriculture about the industry. It was held on 18th, 19th, 25th and 29th November, 2011.

Mrs Kalyani Palangasinghe, Assistant Director, and Department of Export Agriculture welcome the gathering at the Focus Group Discussion held at Kosgoda

 

Mrs Kalyani Palangasinghe, Assistant Director, and Department of Export Agriculture welcome the gathering at the Focus Group Discussion held at Kosgoda Mr Sarada De Silva, Chairman of the Spice Council addressing the gathering

From right Mr Wijith Jayathilake,Dasanayaka Walawwa Plantation, Mr Sarada De Silva, Chairman of the Spice Council, Mrs Kalyani Palangasinghe ,Assistant Director, Department of Export Agriculture, Prof. Jayasiri Lankage

Mr Sarada De Silva, Chairman of the Spice Council addressing the gathering

Mrs Roshini Gunaratne, National Project Coordinator, UNIDO welcome the gathering at  the gathering at the Focus Group Discussion held at Matara Presenting discussion group findings

Mrs Roshini Gunaratne, National Project Coordinator, UNIDO welcome the gathering at  the gathering at the Focus Group Discussion held at Matara

Presenting discussion group findings

 

Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Spice Council

The Eighth Annual General Meeting of The Spice Council was held on 04th November 2011 at the “On Golden Pond” of Taj Samudra Hotel.

 

Gracing this occasion were Honorable Basil Rajapakse, the Minister of Economic Development, Honorable Rishard Bathiudeen the Minister of Industry and Commerce, and Honorable Reginald Cooray, the Minister of Minor Export Crops Promotion. They were accompanied by Mr Vajira
Naranpanawa, the Secretary of the Ministry of Minor Export Crop Promotion, Mr Tillak Collure, the Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Mr Lionel Gunarathne, the Director General of Export Agriculture Department.

 

Meeting was well attended by participants from companies in the spice industry and invitees from the government departments, trade associations and stakeholders.

Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Spice Council

At the AGM ( Date: 4th November 2011, Colombo):
From right: Secretary, Ministry of Minor Crop Promotion, Vajira Narampanawa, Immediate Past Chairman of The Spice Council, Mr D A Perera, Honorable Minister Reginarld Cooray, Honorable Ministers Basil Rajapakse, Chairman of the Spice Counci Mr Sarada De Silva, Honorable Ministers Rishard Bathiudeen, Secretary Ministry of Indusrty and Commerce, Mr Tillak Collure and Chairman Elect Mr Nanda Kohona

 

 

Anuga International Food Fair Cologne, Germany (8th – 12th October 2011)

The 31st Anuga International Food Fair was held in Anuga, Germany from 8th to 12th October 2011.  Anuga International Food Fair is one of the world's most important trading platform for food and beverages for professionals involved in food and beverage industry.  The Food Fair was a momentous to the Sri Lanka due to launching of the Pure Ceylon Cinnamon Lion Logo.

Moments of Anuga International Food Fair

 

Sri Lanka Pavilion at Anuga International Food Fair Sri Lanka Pavilion at Anuga International Food Fair

Mr D A Perera, Chairman of the Spice Council & Immediate Past Chairman, Mr Sarada De Silva at the Anuga Trade Fair promoting Pure Ceylon Cinnamon Brand.

Sri Lanka Pavilion at Anuga International Food Fair
Sri Lanka Pavilion at Anuga International Food Fair Sri Lanka Pavilion at Anuga International Food Fair

The Spice Council’s Participation at the Scientific Session of Exhibition

Stall of Sri Lanka

 

 

CTA Purchases a Land to Establish Cinnamon Training Academy

The Spice Council (TSC) has initiated a project to establish a Cinnamon Training Academy Ltd (CTA) to train cinnamon processors in the Southern Province, with the support of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Standards and the Trade Development Facility (STDF) of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

 

Application of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in the processes of food production is a requirement need to be fulfilled in international trade. Manufacturing of food products according to the Good Manufacturing Processes is a clear indication of the purity and the health friendliness of such product. Fulfilment of GMP followed production process is considered as an essential requirement. As this is a highly prioritized necessity in Sri Lankan Spice Industry.

 

CTA has purchased 300 perches of land in Kosgoda in the Galle District to establish Cinnamon Training Academy.

 

This was initiated as there is a severe shortage of cinnamon processors and to improve the quality of cinnamon processing under international food standards such as GMP and HACCP.

 

Land

Standing from left to right Mr. Wijith Jayathilaka, Immediate Past Chairman Mr. Sarada de Silva, and Chairman D A Perera, Attorney at Law Mr Jaliya de Silva,Dr W.W.M Abeysekara and Mr. N M Wickramasinghe.

 

Spice Council to initiate a project to establish a National Cinnamon Training Academy

 

The Spice Council (TSC) initiates a project on “Establishment of National Cinnamon Training Academy” to develop skills and competency of workers involved in cinnamon production. Last December of 2010, TSC applied for a project proposal grant from STDF (Standard and Trade Development Facility) to formulate a project proposal to establish a National Cinnamon Training Academy.

After fruitful discussions with STDF and TSC, STDF agreed to provide grants to formulate the project proposal. The STDF consigned the development of project proposal to UNIDO considering the views of TSC and other stakeholders of cinnamon industry.

The project proposal was validated at the validation workshop held on 7th and 8th July of 2011 with the participation of stakeholders of the spice and food industries. 

 The event was graced by Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Minister of Agriculture, as the key note speaker.   

Day 01 of Validation Workshop

 

Mr. Sarada De Silva, Chairman of the organizing committee and Immediate Past Chairman of TSC, delivering the welcome speech at the inauguration session of workshop
Mr. Sarada De Silva, Chairman of the organizing committee and Immediate Past Chairman of TSC, delivering the welcome speech at the inauguration session of workshop

 

Dr. Lalith Gunathilake, Director, Trade Capacity Building Branch of UNIDO addressing the gathering
Dr. Lalith Gunathilake, Director, Trade Capacity Building Branch of UNIDO addressing the gathering

 

Ms. Kenza Le Mentec Representative of STDF Secretariat, WTO

Ms. Kenza Le Mentec Representative of STDF Secretariat, WTO  addressing the gathering  

 

Mr. Ali Badarne, Programme Manager - Trade Capacity Building Branch, UNIDO, conducting the presentation of project objectives and proposed methodology of project objectives and proposed methodology

Mr. Ali Badarne, Programme Manager - Trade Capacity Building Branch, UNIDO, conducting the presentation of project objectives and proposed methodology of project objectives and proposed methodology

 

Mr. Shanka Dharmapala, National Expert of UNIDO, Presenting the outcomes of the assessment/mapping exercise conducted under the project preparation phase

Mr. Shanka Dharmapala, National Expert of UNIDO, Presenting the outcomes of the assessment/mapping exercise conducted under the project preparation phase

 

 

Day 02 of Validation Workshop

 

Hon. .Jayarathne Herath, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, lighting the oil lamp

Hon. .Jayarathne Herath, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, lighting the oil lamp

 

Mr. Sarada De Silva,  lighting the oil lamp

Mr. Sarada De Silva,  lighting the oil lamp

 

 

Dr. Lalith Gunathilake, lighting the oil lamp

Dr. Lalith Gunathilake, lighting the oil lamp

 

Hon. .Jayarathne Herath chairing the session

Hon. Jayarathne Herath chairing the session

Head Table – from left to right, Mr. Ali Badarne (UNIDO), Ms. Kenza Le Mentec (STDF/UNIDO), Mr. Sarada De Silva (TSC),    Hon. .Jayarathne Herath, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dr. Lalith Gunathilake (UNIDO), Mr. R. Rajabdeen (UNIDO)

 

Hon. .Jayarathne Herath, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, delivering the keynote address

Hon. .Jayarathne Herath, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, delivering the keynote address

 

Launching of Ceylon Cinnamon Logo

The new logo of Ceylon Cinnamon was launched by His Excellency the president Mahinda Rajapakse, at the special ceremony held at Temple Trees on 28th June 2011. 

This will be another achievement for Sri Lankan Cinnamon Industry in order to ensure the global recognition for true Cinnamon. Accordingly, Sri Lanka Cinnamon, will now be marketed under the brand name ‘Pure Ceylon Cinnamon’ and the special ‘lion logo’, going down the same line as ‘Ceylon Tea’.

 

Sri Lankan cinnamon currently secures 95 per cent of the world market.

Sri Lankan cinnamon currently secures 95 per cent of the world market.

Hon. Rishard Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Mr. Janaka Ratnayake Chairman and Chief Executive of EDB were also presented at the occasion.

 

Sri Lanka Cinnamon captures Global Market

The Minister addressing the Advisory Committee on Spices on Wednesday at the Export Development Board premises in Colombo“Sri Lanka’s spice industry needs to re-invest its profits back, ensuring industry growth. We also need to thank the spice producers for the forex revenues they bring in”, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce. The Minister stated this by addressing the Advisory Committee on Spices on Wednesday at the Export Development Board premises in Colombo.

 

Mr. Sarada de Silva, Immediate past chairman and Mr. Nanada Kohona, Chairman elect represented The Spice Council at the meeting.

Minister Bathiudeen expressed satisfaction and thanked for the increased forex brought in by spice industry. “The Divi Neguma programme of the government could be used to increase our cinnamon production by enlisting the households to grow cinnamon and various other spices so that the families too would benefit” the Minister said.

 Ceylon Cinnamon

 

According to Export Development Board of the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Sri Lanka’s total spice exports value in 2010 stood at US $ 165 million and 51% of it belonged to Ceylon Cinnamon (US $ 84 million). Spice exports earnings increased by 27% in 2010 in comparison to 2009 while cinnamon exports revenues too increased by 13.3% compared to 2009. Sri Lanka is the topmost exporter of Ceylon cinnamon having 85% of world market share for ‘Ceylon cinnamon’ while having 14.5% market share in overall world cinnamon market.
Mexico is Sri Lanka’s main cinnamon export destination followed by USA.  More than 85% of locally produced cinnamons are exported.
The discussion also included shortage of cinnamon peelers in Sri Lanka, which is a skilled work and high labour costs. Minister Bathiudeen was also informed that the Sri Lankan spice volumes (including cinnamon) for export, despite their high quality, are facing the risk of rejection in tough international market segments such as North America, due to the lack of various essential cleaning and sterilisation process facilities at pre-export stages.

Conference According to Export Development Board of the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Sri Lanka’s total spice exports value in 2010 stood at US $ 165 million and 51% of it belonged to Ceylon Cinnamon (US $ 84 million). Spice exports earnings increased by 27% in 2010 in comparison to 2009 while cinnamon exports revenues too increased by 13.3% compared to 2009. Sri Lanka is the topmost exporter of Ceylon cinnamon having 85% of world market share for ‘Ceylon cinnamon’ while having 14.5% market share in overall world cinnamon market.
Mexico is Sri Lanka’s main cinnamon export destination followed by USA.  More than 85% of locally produced cinnamons are exported.

The discussion also included shortage of cinnamon peelers in Sri Lanka, which is a skilled work and high labour costs. Minister Bathiudeen was also informed that the Sri Lankan spice volumes (including cinnamon) for export, despite their high quality, are facing the risk of rejection in tough international market segments such as North America, due to the lack of various essential cleaning and sterilisation process facilities at pre-export stages.

 

Workshop on “Drying and Sterilization of Spices for Sanitary and Phyto - sanitary Standards” on 29th March 2011

Drying and Sterilization of Spices for Sanitary and Phyto - sanitary Standards

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Workshop on “Pest Control & Quality Assurance in Spices & Spice Related Shipments

The Spice Council organized a one day workshop in collaboration with SGS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd for Store Managers, Shipping Managers and relevant officers dealing with pest control and quality assurance of spices, in order to convey the required knowledge on Pest control and Quality assurance in Spices and Spice related shipments.

 

It was held on 07th December 2010 at the Auditorium of SGS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. tThe workshop covered the all essential areas on Fumigation treatments for pest control (shipments & stores), ISPM standard Fumigation treatments and Container Inspection practices with practical demonstrations.

Spice Council Meeting

 

Spice Council Meeting

 

Spice Council Meeting

 

Board of Directors of TSC meet the Minister of Export Crop Promotion

The Board of Directors of The Spice Council held a fruitful discussion with Hon. Reginold Coorey, Minister of Export Crop Promotion at “Govijana Mandiraya” on 13th December 2010. TSC forwarded several proposals with related to spice sector. Proposals on mechanization of cinnamon peeling, provision of government grants for the researches related to spices, special granting scheme for value addition of spices and establishment of a pilot plant for centralized processing were forwarded to honourable minister at the meeting.

Seventh Annual General Meeting of The Spice Council

The Seventh Annual General Meeting of The Spice Council was held on 08th October 2010at the “On Golden Pond” of Taj Samudra Hotel. Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Minister of Agriculture graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Meeting was well attended by participants from companies in the spice industry and invitees from the government departments, trade associations and stakeholders.

 

Hon.  Minister Mahindayapa Abewardena declared the year 2011 as “The Year of Value  Addition in Spice Industry”

Hon. Minister Mahindayapa Abewardena declared the year 2011 as “The Year of Value Addition in Spice Industry”.

TSC re-launches its website

The Spice Council re-launched its website with the new domain name of "www.srilankanspices.com" at the Annual General Meeting 2010. The website was launched by the chief guest of the occassion, Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Minister of Agriculture.

TSC re-launches its website



IFT Food Expo 2010-Chicago, USA [ June 17th 2010 – June 20th 2010 ]

The 2010 Annual Meeting of IFT Food Fair was held in Chicago, USA from June 17th to 20th 2010. The IFT Food Expo is the single most important event for professionals involved in food science and technology.

The exhibition was a better platform for the Sri Lankan exporters in food related products to exhibit and promote their products to U. S and Latin American buyers.

This year IFT Food Expo event is significant for Sri Lanka due to the visit of Hon.  Minister Mahinda Yapaabeywardena, Minister of Agriculture. Mr. D. A. Perera, Chairman of TSC and Mr. Nanada Kohona, Chairman Elect of TSC participated for this year IFT fair.

Hon. Minister Mr. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Delivering a speech
Hon. Minister Mr. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Delivering a speech .

 

SSS

 

Stall of EOAS Organics at IFT

In this picture, Mr. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Hon. Minister of Agriculture (Right), Mr. D. A. Perera, Chairman of The Spice Council and Managing Director of EOAS Organics Pvt. Ltd. (Centre) and Mr. D. C. A. Perera, Managing Director of EOAS International Pvt. Ltd. (Left)

 

Stall of EOAS Organics Pvt Ltd at IFT

Hon. Minister is visiting the stall of EOAS Organics Pvt Ltd at the Sri Lankan Pavilion of IFT

In this picture, Mr. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Hon. Minister of Agriculture (Left), Mr. D. A. Perera, Chairman of The Spice Council and Managing Director of EOAS Organics

 

Stall of Interantional Commodity Traders Pvt Ltd at IFT

Hon. Minister is visiting the stall of Interantional Commodity Traders Pvt Ltd at IFT at the Sri Lankan Pavilion of IFT

In this picture, Mr. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Hon. Minister of Agriculture (Right), Mr. Nanda Kohona (Left), Chairman Elect of The Spice Council and Managing Director of Interantional Commodity Traders Pvt Ltd

 

Identification the Logo/Certification Mark for Cinnamon

The members of the committee on “Identification the Logo or Certification Mark for Cinnamon” convened at the Board Room of SLEDB on 23rd August 2010, to discuss the matters on above issue.

Mr. Janaka Ratnayake, chairman of SLEDB chaired the meeting. Mr. D. A. Perera, Mr. Nanda Kohona, Mr. Sarada de Silva, Prof. Jayasiri Lankage, represented TSC as the members of above committ

 

Establishment of Intellectual Evaluation Network for Cinnamon Cluster 

The members of The Board of Directors of The Spice Council and the Vice Chancellor of University of Moratuwa and Department heads of several departments of its Engineering Faculty held a discussion in view of initiation of a new project for the establishment of “Intellectual Evaluation Network for Cinnamon Cluster through e – cluster concept”. The project isfunded by Ministry of Education of Japan.

Mr. D. A. Perera, Chairman of TSC, Mr. Nanda Kohona, Mr. Sarada De Silva, Prof. Jayasiri Lankage, and Mr. Mahendra Wickramasinghe participated for this meeting. 

It was decided to form an intelligent cluster for cinnamon, including the stakeholders of cinnamon industry and the academicians of University of Moratuwa in order to identify the development avenues of spice products, related machineries and processing techniques in order to compete with international market.  

 

Spice Sector Advisory Committee – Ministry of Industry and Commerce

The spice sector advisory committee was held on 24th July to discuss the key issues of spice sector and to obtain the proposals of spice sector to include the 5 year development plan of Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

 

The delegates representing TSC, SLEDB and spice sector stakeholders participated for the above discussion held with secretary of the Ministry.

 

According to the decessions taken at the meeting,  TSC submitted a proposal on "Establishment of 10 Centralized Cinnamon Processing Plants in Southern Province". 

 

The Working Group Meeting on Essential Oils

The 1st meeting of the above Working Group was held on Tuesday 22nd June 2010 at Sri Lanka Standard Institution.

The draft specifications for SLS 184 – Specification for Cinnamon Leaf Oil and SLS 185 – Specification for Cinnamon Bark Oil were discussed at the meeting.

 

Meeting held with Hon. Minister of Agriculture

 

The Board Members of The Spice Council held a fruitful discussion with Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abewardena, new cabinet Minister of Agriculture. The meeting was held at the Minister’s office at the Ministry of Agriculture, “Govijana Mandiraya”, Rajamalwatte Avenue, Battaramulla on June 08, 2010. The Spice Council presented following proposals for consideration of the Hon. Minister, in view of the development of spice sector.

 

1.      Proposals to commence value addition, new cultivations and centralized processing centers for spice

2.      Committee to conserve the botanical name of Ceylon cinnamon

3.      Establishment of Productivity committee for Spices 

4.      Implementation of sturn solution to eradicate Cardamom thrip problem

 

26th Meeting of ISO / TC 34 / Spices, Condiments and Herbal Plants – Mashad, Iran.

 

The 26th meeting of the ISO / TC 34 / Spices, Condiments and Herbal Plants, was held at Pardisan Hotel at Mashad, Iran from May 24 – 26. Prof. Jayasiri Lankage, General Secretary of The Spice Council, Mr. K. R. D. Dayananda, Senior Research Officer, ITI and Miss Devika Priyadharshanee, Standard Officer, Sri Lanka Standard Institution represented Sri Lanka at the above meeting.  

At this meeting under the agenda items 8.1 and 8.2 Cinnamon and Cassia issues were taken up for discussion. Sri Lankan delegation rendered their objections to the proposed inclusion of ”Indian Type ” into the title of ISO Standard 6539:1997and  linking it with ISO 676:1995 Botanical Nomenclature.

 

ISO sub-committee accepted Sri Lankan objections and agreed to remove “Indian Type” in ISO6539:1997 and also ISO676 1997 as suggested by the Indian delegate.

 

Discussion Session

 

 

Sri Lankan Deligation

 

 

NEWS LETTER – September 2010

The Board Members of The Spice Council participated for the 1st meeting held with Mr. Janaka Ratnayaka, new chairman of Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) on 12th July at the Board Room of SLEDB.

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NEWS LETTER – June 2010

The 26th meeting of the ISO / TC 34 / Spices, Condiments and Herbal Plants, was held at Pardisan Hotel at Mashad, Iran from May 24 – 26.

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