IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 21 Nov 2013 | Removal date: 21 Nov 2014
Still in force

Import tariff

Effective 17 November 2013, Sri Lanka reduced the Special Commodity Levy on potatoes from Rs. 40 per kg. to Rs. 10 per kg., on big onions from Rs. 35 per kg. to Rs. 10 per kg. and on Red onions from Rs. 15 per kg. to Rs. 5 per kg.
 
The levy on potatoes was increased on 7 February 2014 (see related measure).
 
According to the 2014 Recent Economic Developments report of the Sri Lankan Central Bank, the reduced levy on big and red onions was extended for 5 months on 17 March 2014. On 12 August 2014, the levy on Red Onions was at Rs. 5 per kg was extend for 4 months while that on Big Onions was incerased to Rs. 25 per kg. (see related measure).
 
The Special Commodity Levy is a composite duty on the product and no other tax, duty, cess etc. is applicable on the said product while the levy is valid.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0703 Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070310 Onions and shallots
070320 Garlic
015 Edible roots & tubers with high starch or inulin content
0701 Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
070190 Other

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