ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Mar 2015

In March 2015, the government of Sri Lanka announced a change in import duties.

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  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 26 Mar 2015 | Removal date: 25 Apr 2015

Import tariff

On 26 March 2015, Sri Lanka increased the Special Commodity Levy on rice imports from Rs. 20 per kg. to Rs. 40 per kg. Extraordinary Gazette No.1907/19 was published in this regard, and will be valid for 4 months.
 
On 6 May 2015, the SCL on rice imports was replaced with an import duty (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.

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