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: 22 May 2014 | Removal date: 21 Jul 2014
Still in force

Import tariff

 Effective 22 May 2014, Sri Lanka reduced the Special Commodity Levy on potato imports from Rs. 25 per kg. to Rs. 15 per kg. and on sugar imports from Rs. 30 per kg. to Rs. 25 per kg. Although initially announced for 7 months, the levy on potato was reduced to Rs. 5 per kg and on sugar increased to Rs. 28 per kg. in July 2014 (see related measure).
 
Also in the same notification, the existing SCL rates were extended for 7 months for imports of fresh or chilled fish, Maldive fish, dried sprats, dried fish,yogurt,butter,garlic,peas,chickpeas,greengram(moong),blackgram,cowpea, fresh oranges, grapes, apples, chillies, seeds of coriander, seeds of cumin, seedsoffennel,turmeric,matheseeds,kurakkan,kurakkanflour,blackgram flour,groundnut-shelled,mustardseeds,vegetableoils,margarine,cannedfish and salt.
 
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.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

015 Edible roots & tubers with high starch or inulin content
0701 Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
070190 Other
235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170199 Other

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