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: 09 Nov 2017 | Removal date: 08 May 2018
Still in force

Import tariff

Sri Lanka through Extraordinary Gazette No. 2044/26-2017 published on 8 November 2017 has decreased the Special Commodity Levy on the following products - 

  • Dried, unslated Sprat fish from LKR 11 to LKR 1 per kg. (HS 0305.59.20)
  • Other dried fish from LKR 102 to LKR 52 per kg. (HS 0305.59.90)
  • Potatoes from LKR 40 to LKR 1 per kg.
  • Bombay onion from LKR 40 to LKR 1 per kg.
  • Red and yellow whole lentils from LKR 10 to LKR 1 per kg. and red and yellow split lentils from LKR 15 to LKR 3 per kg.
  • Crude soyabean oil from LKR 110 to LKR 95 per kg. and other soyabean oil from LKR 130 to LKR 105 per kg.
  • Palm oil and its fractions from LKR 110-135 per kg. to LKR 95-110 per kg.
  • Crude and other sunflower seed oil from LKR 110- 130 per kg. to LKR 95-105 per kg.
  • Coconut oil and its fractions from LKR 130-145 per kg. to 105-110 per kg.

The amendments have been announced for a period of 6 months starting 9 November 2017.

The SCL is a composite import levy and no other import duties or taxes are levied on the imports of the said products.

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
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
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0305 Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption.
030559 Other
216 Vegetable oils
1511 Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151110 Crude oil
151190 Other
1513 Coconut (copra), palm kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151319 Other
151329 Other

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