ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYYes
The Special Commodity Levy (SCL) was imposed for a period of 3 months at the following rates on imports -
1) Raw rice (kakulu) - Rs. 15 per kg
2) Nadu rice (red or white) - Rs. 15 per kg.
3) Samba rice - Rs. 15 per kg
The SCL is a composite levy i.e. it replaces all other applicable import duties and taxes. Earlier, these varieties of rice attracted a customs duty of Rs.50 or 30% (whichever is higher), a 15% VAT, a 7.5% Port and Airport Levy and a 2% Nation Building Tax per kilogram of rice.
The levy has later been decreased to Rs. 5 per kg. from 28 January 2017.
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