ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Jul 2014

In July 2014, the government of Sri Lanka announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 26 Jul 2014 | Removal date: 25 Oct 2014
Still in force

Import tariff

 On 26 July 2014, Sri Lanka reduced the Special Commodity Levy on the following items - 
 

  • Peas whole from Rs. 22 per kg to Rs. 15 per kg
  • Peas split from Rs. 25 per kg to Rs. 18 per kg
  • Chick peas whole from Rs. 12 per kg to Rs. 7 per kg
  • Chick peas split from Rs. 15 per kg to Rs. 10 per kg
  • Green gram (Moong) from Rs. 102 per kg to Rs. 70 per kg
  • Cowpea from Rs. 100 per kg to Rs. 70 per kg
  • Masoor dhal (red lentils) - whole from Rs. 5 per kg to Rs. 2 per kg
  • Masoor dhal yellow lentils - whole from Rs. 5 per kg to Rs. 2 per kg
  • Kurakkan from Rs. 100 per kg to Rs. 70 per kg

(as translated and listed in the Recent Economic Development Report 2014, linked below)
The above levy rates are applicable for 3 months.
 
Further, the reduced levy on maize, sorghum and split masoort dhal was extended for another 3 months (see related measures).
 
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.
 

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