The Exports Division regulates and supervises all industry activity connected with disposal of made tea, warehousing, packing, export and import. It lays down the rules to be followed with regard to these activities and also monitors and evaluates compliance in collaboration with the Board’s tea tasting unit and analytical laboratory.
All Ceylon tea must be compliant with the ISO 3720 quality standard; but this is a minimum requirement that is regularly exceeded. The division carries out inspections on overseas-bound tea prior to auction and again prior to shipment.
The Exports Division also performs a registration service for individuals and firms connected with the tea industry, and authorizes the export, import and re-export of tea.