A Handbook on the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement was released on 15 May 2013 by Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister for Industry and Commerce, Government of Sri Lanka and the High Commissioner. The handbook was brought out by the High Commission of India in collaboration with the Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka.
The ‘Handbook on the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement’ aims at facilitating a better understanding of the close economic and commercial partnership that has resulted between the two countries following the entry into force of the FTA. Although there is a lot of information and literature on the ISFTA, they remain scattered. The handbook attempts to bring this scattered information together to assist the business community and other stakeholders to obtain a better understanding of the ISFTA. In addition to a brief analysis on what has happened so far under the ISFTA, the handbook reproduces the Free Trade Agreement and technical details relevant to the Agreement such as the Negatives Lists, Rules of Origin, etc., and agencies dealing with the ISFTA.
The soft copy of the Handbook can be downloaded from the website of the High Commission (www.hcicolombo.org) under the icon Publications and can also be seen on the facebook page www.facebook.com/hcicolombo.