ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Aug 2014In August 2014, the government of Sri Lanka announced a change in import duties.
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On 15 August 2014, Sri Lanka increased the Special Commodity Levy on potatoes from Rs. 5 per kg. to Rs. 15 per kg. This levy is valid for four months and was last decreased on 16 July 2014 (see related measure).
The levy was increased to Rs 40 per kg on 23 August 2014.
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.