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: 14 Oct 2011 | Removal date: 12 Feb 2012
Still in force

Import tariff

 On 14 October 2011, Sri Lanka increased the Special Commodity Levy on imports of green gram from Rs. 15/kg to Rs. 30/kg. and on crushed or ground chillies from Rs. 25/kg. to Rs. 40/kg. Also the levy was introduced on black gram at Rs. 90/kg., on cowpea at Rs. 75/kg. and on Millet at Rs. 30/kg. This levy is valid for 4 months. The Special Commodity Levy is a composite duty on the product and no other tax, duty, cess etc. is applicable on the said product.
 
According to the press note of the ministry of finance, the levy has been introduced/increased to protect and encourage domestic farmers. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

016 Stimulant, spice & aromatic crops
0904 Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.
090421 Dried, neither crushed nor ground
017 Pulses (dried leguminous vegetables)
0713 Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split.
071310 Peas (Pisum sativum)
071320 Chickpeas (garbanzos)
071331 Beans of the species Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper or Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek
071340 Lentils
239 Food products n.e.c.
0904 Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.
090422 Crushed or ground

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