ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Nov 2016

On 10 November 2016, the government of Sri Lanka temporarily increased an import levy on white crystalline cane and beet sugar.

This levy was further increased on 20 December 2016.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Extraordinary Gazette 1992/27-2016
http://documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2016/11/1992-27_E.pdf

Inception date: 11 Nov 2016 | Removal date: 20 Dec 2016

Import tariff

Effective 11 November 2016, Sri Lanka through Extraordinary Gazette  1992/27-2016 increased the Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on white crystalline cane and beet sugar from Rs. 2 per kg. to Rs. 7 per kg. This levy is applicable for a period of 6 months.

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. This duty was last increased in September 2016.

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