Sri Lanka’s garment sector is confident that a restructuring of its production infrastructure and a new raft of trade agreements could boost exports beyond the $5 bn mark in 2018. Sri Lanka’s Joint Apparel Association Forum Secretary General Tuly Cooray said that the sector was considering a new business model for growth which is expected to provide a significant boost to exports. “We are planning to have a different approach to the apparel sector and to implement a new model of business to reach $5 bn exports this year,” he said. “As we enjoy the benefits of the GSP plus, 2018 will be the best year for the apparel sector.”