IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 20 Nov 2015 | Removal date: 20 Nov 2016
Still in force

Import tariff

On 20 November 2015, Sri Lanka through Extraordinary Gazette 1941/43 - 2015 made the following amendments to the applicable Special Commodity Levy -

  • Levy on potates decreased from Rs. 40 per kg. to Rs. 15 per kg. (last increased on September 2015 and later increased to Rs. 35 per kg. in March 2016)
  • Levy on Big onions reduced from Rs. 30 per kg. to Rs. 5 per kg. (last increased in October 2015 and later increased to Rs. 25 per kg. in March 2016)
  • Levy on Massor dhal (red lentils) - whole and Yellow lentils- whole has been decreased from Rs. 2 per kg. to Rs. 0.25 per kg.

The measure is valid for 6 months. The levy on onions and potatoes was later increased in March 2016. Further, the levy lentils was extended unchanged on 20 May 2016 for 6 months (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
015 Edible roots & tubers with high starch or inulin content
0701 Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
070190 Other
017 Pulses (dried leguminous vegetables)
0713 Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split.
071340 Lentils

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