ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Jan 2014

On 21 January 2014, Sri Lanka amended the import cess on certain items. *the customs value considered for these purposes is the aggregate of the value determined for customs purposes and 10% of such value.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 21 Jan 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Cess was removed on import of films of thickness less than 0.30 mm for packaging of pharmaceuticals. It was earlier imposed at 15% of customs value* or Rs. 150/kg., whichever is higher.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 21 Jan 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On wet cleaning tissue products the cess was increased to "30% of customs value or Rs. 350/kg.", whichever is higher, from Rs. 75/kg and Rs. 85/kg. On sanitary towels and tampons increased from "30% of customs value or Rs. 300/kg." to "30% or Rs. 350/kg.", whichever is higher