The National Institute of Exports (NIOE) is a service oriented professional institute and is a subsidiary of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE). Its objective is to develop professional skills through training, and provide professional qualifications in the field of exports.
The current annual exports from Sri Lanka are around US$ 11 Billion. The Government has set an ambitious target of US$ 50 Billion for achievement in the medium term. In this background several support measures have been already provided to exporters to facilitate achievement of the target. With the liberalization of the economy, and through Free Trade Agreements as well as Preferential Trade Agreements opportunities for international trade between Sri Lanka and the rest of the world has increased significantly, and will continue to increase, due to rapid globalization of the world economy.
In order to achieve the above objectives and sustain exports, the NCE has determined that the Exports Sector of the country will need the services of professionally qualified personnel who are trained to face global challenges, to ensure competitiveness of Sri Lanka’s exports in the global markets. These skills are in short supply at present.
The vision of the Institute is to enhance the export performance of Sri Lanka by introducing Professional Qualifications in International Trade Management and Export Practices.
The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) being the EXCLUSIVE chamber of Exporters, to contribute to overcome the increasing challenges the country is facing, to substantially develop its exports, to expand our activities and to provide PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE covering activities in the OFFICE and on the FIELD.
Is to develop professional skills through training, and provide professional qualifications in the field of International Trade.
A market feasibility study for the setting up of the NIOE was carried out by the NCE with the assistance of a consultant under the guidance of the Past president Dr. Jagath Peiris. The study revealed that there is a substantial demand for programmes which provide professional qualifications in the field of exports. The target market is high school leavers, and employees in Export oriented companies.
Many Senior Managers of such companies have also welcomed the idea of the proposed institute, and are keen to send their employees to follow study and training programmes to develop their skills. The study also revealed that currently there are no study programs in the field of exports including export marketing. As such many students, who would like to join the exports sector, join other available professional programs in the fields of Accountancy, General Marketing and Information Technology etc. in search of employment.
The President of the National Institute of Exports Dr.Jagath Pieris
The President of the National Institute of Exports Dr.Jagath Pieris stated “This is not just a functional education programme but skill driven, given that unemployment levels are at low at four percent and we must make sure, all who are working can demand a top dollar salary with a string set of skills. This in turn will provide the organization achieve a cutting edge competitive advantage”.
- Registered and Recommended by the – TVEC (Tertiary and Vocational Commission of Sri Lanka. )
- Affiliated with
- Sri Lanka Foundation
- ITC ( International Trade Center Geneva)
- The Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka
- KPMG Sri Lanka