ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Nov 2017

Sri Lanka has reduced the special commodity levy on imports of several products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Extraordinary Gazette No. 2044-26/2017
http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2017/11/2044-26_E.pdf

Inception date: 09 Nov 2017 | Removal date: 08 May 2018
Still in force

Import tariff

Sri Lanka through Extraordinary Gazette No. 2044/26-2017 published on 8 November 2017 has decreased the Special Commodity Levy on the following products - 

  • Dried, unslated Sprat fish from LKR 11 to LKR 1 per kg. (HS 0305.59.20)
  • Other dried fish from LKR 102 to LKR 52 per kg. (HS 0305.59.90)
  • Potatoes from LKR 40 to LKR 1 per kg.
  • Bombay onion from LKR 40 to LKR 1 per kg.
  • Red and yellow whole lentils from LKR 10 to LKR 1 per kg. and red and yellow split lentils from LKR 15 to LKR 3 per kg.
  • Crude soyabean oil from LKR 110 to LKR 95 per kg. and other soyabean oil from LKR 130 to LKR 105 per kg.
  • Palm oil and its fractions from LKR 110-135 per kg. to LKR 95-110 per kg.
  • Crude and other sunflower seed oil from LKR 110- 130 per kg. to LKR 95-105 per kg.
  • Coconut oil and its fractions from LKR 130-145 per kg. to 105-110 per kg.

The amendments have been announced for a period of 6 months starting 9 November 2017.

The SCL is a composite import levy and no other import duties or taxes are levied on the imports of the said products.