Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Sri Lanka
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
26/07/2017
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import tariff
Description
Reduced the Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on imported husked rice from LKR 5 per kilo (USD 32 per tonne) to LKR 0.25 per kilo (USD 2 per tonne). Imports of semi/wholly milled raw, Nadu and Samba (red or white) rice will also attract an SCL of LKR 0.25 per kilo (USD 2 per tonne), instead of a 30 percent or LKR 50 per kilo (USD 322 per tonne) customs duty. The revised rates will be effective from 27 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.
Notes
Exchange rate as of 1 October 2017.