ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Oct 2018

A waiver of basic customs duty has been announced temporarily on sugar imports.

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  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 16 Oct 2018 | Removal date: 26 Oct 2018

Import tariff

The Sri Lankan government has announced a temporary customs duty waiver on imports of sugar provided the sugar has arrived in the ports prior to 16 October 2018. The notification is effective till 26 October 2018.

The customs duty applicable to sugar is Rs. 12 per kg. However, a 15% VAT, 7.5% Ports and Airports Development Levy and 2% Nation Building Tax will still be applicable.

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