ANNOUNCEMENT 19 May 2010

In May 2010, the government of Sri Lanka announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Customs Sri Lanka. (2010, May). Special Commodity Act. Available at http://www.customs.gov.lk/news/SCL100510.pdf

Sri Lanka Customs. (2010, August). Special Commodity Act. Available at http://www.customs.gov.lk/news/SCL100810.pdf


Inception date: 19 May 2010 | Removal date: 17 Jan 2011
Still in force

Import tariff

From 19 May 2010, the government of Sri Lanka imposed a temporary levy on various agricultural goods. For a period of three months, imports of products such as onions, peas and fish will be subject to levy proportional to the number of kg consumed.
 
On 10 August 2010, the government increased levies on some of the products including peas and onions treated in May's measure. The new levies shall be in place for four months.