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: 23 Aug 2013 | Removal date: 22 Nov 2013
Still in force

Import tariff

On August 22, 2013, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance and Planning gazetted Notification no. 1824/22, increasing the 'Special Commodity Levy' (an import tax) on big onions (HS 0703.10.20) and potatoes (HS 0701.90). The levy on onions has been increased from Rs. 30 ($0.22) to Rs. 35 ($0.27) per kilo, whereas the levy on potatoes has risen from Rs. 25 ($0.19) to Rs. 40 ($0.30) per kilo.
 
The levy on potatoes on onions was reduced on 21 November 2013 (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.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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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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