ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Jul 2018
The minimum import duties were amended and increased on beedi tobacco and beedi leaves.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Extraordinary Gazette No. No. 2081/42
On 25 July 2018, Sri Lanka through Extraordinary Gazette No. 2018/42 amended the import duty on beedi* leaves and beedi tobacco. The duty on beedi leaves was amended from "30% or Rs. 250 per kg., whichever is higher" to "30% or Rs. 750 per kg., whichever is higher". And the duty on beedi tobacco was amended from "85%" to "85% or Rs. 150 per kg., whichever is higher".
The above change in duty is suggested comparing the rates in the Gazette with the import tariff published on Sri Lanka Customs (www.customs.gov.lk) and applicable as on 16 May 2017.
* A beedi is a tobacco-based thin cigarette wrapped in a leaf.