ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Apr 2015

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

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 24 Apr 2015 | Removal date: 24 May 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

 On 24 April 2015, Sri Lanka increased the Special Commodity Levy on the import of potatoes and big onions. The levy on potatoes was increased to Rs. 55 per kg. from Rs.40 per kg and on big onions from Rs. 10 per kg. to Rs. 30 per kg.
 
The duty was later decreased for both onions and potatoes on 6 June 2015.
 
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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