ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Feb 2016

In February 2016, the government of Sri Lanka announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Feb 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

 Effective 1 February 2016, Sri Lanka increased the import duty on all varieties of rice from Rs. 35 per kg. (~USD 0.24) to Rs. 50 (~USD 0.35) per kg.

On 19 May 2017, the import duty on husked (brown) rice has been temporarily replaced by a Special Commodity Levy of Rs. 5 per kg.

* LKR to USD conversion as on 1 February 2016 - LKR 143.98 / USD

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