Coconut Development Authority (CDA) is the Apex Government Organization established by an Act of Parliament of Sri Lanka to develop the Coconut Industry of Sri Lanka. Its functions include promotion of coconut products in international markets, quality control, developing new processing technologies etc. CDA engages in promoting all coconut based products of Sri Lanka origin around the globe by participating in international trade fairs of repute. CDA also assists exporters/manufacturers of coconut based products by sponsoring them to showcase their products at international trade fairs/exhibitions and servicing them in many other ways to gain foothold in international markets. It is mandatory according to the provision of the Act that all exporters and manufacturers engaged in the Coconut Sector within the territory of Sri Lanka should register on an annual basis with the CDA.