Sri Lanka - Customs and duties



Sri Lanka Customs And Duties 1506
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Sri Lanka has a two-band import tariff schedule based on the Harmonized System of Classification. In 2002, the standard import tariff rates were 10% or 25%, although a few items carried tariffs of 5% or 35%. The tariff on automobiles is 25%. All imports of textile materials, yarn, and all related intermediate and capital goods required for the garment export industry are free of import duty as are a number of products critical to economic development like computers, medical and dental equipment, telecommunications equipment, and agricultural seeds and machinery. Within Sri Lanka's free trade zone, imports of industrial and construction equipment, base metals, and coal and coke are duty-free. Export duties are levied on tea, rubber, and coconut products.

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Jul 2, 2010 @ 5:05 am
I want to import some sarees and watches to Sri Lanka. Tell me i have to face any tax problem for that. All goods may be import in India and Singapore.
viveck
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Dec 3, 2010 @ 10:22 pm
do I have to pay taxes if I receive something as a gift from another country
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Mar 25, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
Hi.
At present i am studing in Australia, what are the posibilities to import my hehicle to srilanka after my studies , if so what are the terms and conditions and duty apply on it.
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May 25, 2011 @ 12:00 am
i want to import some machinary.tall me i have to face any tax problem for that. all goods may be import in china.
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Jul 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am
i want to know the duty tariff for Termaric, Dry Chillies as i want to export these product from India.
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Jul 18, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
i need custom duty rate each categories ex agriculture goods duty percentage& pal NBT like wise
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Sep 5, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
Please let me know the duty charges for welding generators. importing from china. thanking you, s madawela
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Sep 29, 2011 @ 11:11 am
I want to import some Ready Made Garments like T Shirts, Shirts,Jeans, sarees to Sri Lanka. Tell me i have to face any tax problem for that.And is their any Import Duty i have to pay. All goods may be exported from India.
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Oct 24, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
i am serching the inport taxes related to importing textured vegetable protien
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Oct 28, 2011 @ 9:09 am
i thing food&beverage import licence how to apply please sent rull&regulation
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Nov 24, 2011 @ 4:04 am
I want to know the taxes / duties involved under export of Honey from India to coloumbo
SOPHIA
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Nov 30, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
I WANT TO IMPORT SOME GARMENT TO AUSTRALIA FROM Sri Lanka , HOW MUCH TAX CHARGES IN AUSTRALIA
H.H.sarath
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Dec 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am
I would like to know is it possble to import washing powder from Italy and whar would be the duty which I have to pay.
paperline Trading (pvt) Ltd
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Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
please inform us the duty rate for polypropylene bottles. 350 ml
and the HS code for polypropylene bottles
S.Nundy
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Apr 17, 2012 @ 1:01 am
Are there any Import Duties on Computers & Parts such as Ram etc to
import to Sri Lanka?
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May 7, 2012 @ 12:00 am
I want to details about tax of import and export for commodity from India to Srilanka
mangala
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Jun 5, 2012 @ 7:07 am
i want to detail about import tax/duty for dry fish in sri lanka custom.(from dubai to sri lanka)
akhter
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Jun 30, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
Dear sir i want to import handi kraft Roos wood item from pakistan .. let me know the customs duties tax , other charges.. and pakistan is saarc country have some releff in our country...
krishanthan
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Jul 19, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
i want to detail about import tax for textiles in srilanka custom i want export from india.
gajan
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Jul 26, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
HI..I want send a car to srilank.so i want about your tax details
gajan
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Jul 26, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
HI..I want send a car to srilank.so i want about your tax details IN SRILANKAN CURRENCY
Dhammika
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Aug 14, 2012 @ 1:01 am
Dear
I wont to export some good brands of instant noodles to Sri Lanka. what is the procedure of taxation and custom clearance?

Dhammika
chanaka
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Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:10 am
I want to know how much I want to pay tax to import a laptop battery.
umesh
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Oct 14, 2012 @ 6:06 am
Let me know taxes about phone that i import from canada ? It costs $22.33
sunesh
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Nov 20, 2012 @ 11:11 am
Want to export some tyres to srilanka from UAE what are the custom duties & taxes?
sisira
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Nov 24, 2012 @ 6:06 am
I am living in the uk for 16 years and still a Sri Lankan citizen. Can I send a vehicle as a gift and within how many years of manufacturing and what would be the tax and other charges in Sri Lanka.
Ravi
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Dec 13, 2012 @ 4:04 am
Want to export some plastic(P.P.) wiving mats to srilanka from india what are the custom duties & taxes?
Dinesh Imam
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Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:06 am
Pls send me taxes for the non woven materials, is it entitled for the weight or the yardage
thank you!
lipees
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Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
i am serching the inport taxes related to importing textured vegetable protien
CJS
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Jan 3, 2013 @ 10:22 pm
what are the taxes involve in import of petrol engine generators less than 75KVA
rose
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Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:23 pm
hi,
may i know how much the custom charges in DXB airport if im importing fruits from sri lanka?
SABINA
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Jan 10, 2013 @ 9:21 pm
pleaselet me know import duty of textile to sriLanka for sriLanka market
Chaminda
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Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:21 pm
Hi I want to export read made garment to uganda.can you explain me what are reqiurment fullfill.
MOHANLAL
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Jan 14, 2013 @ 1:01 am
Dear Sir,

Now I am in Saudi Arabia, my Arabic friend is willing to sell his
car to me which had met an accident and not in running condition, need repair.

please let me know what are the additional payment that i have to meet if
i bring to Sri Lanka, do i need import licens for my personal use.

thank you.
mohanlal
muthiah
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Jan 16, 2013 @ 1:01 am
hi,

i want to know the import duty on software CD imports and vat rate for selling the software cd
thushan
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Jan 16, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
i want to know import duty for redy made garment or bags items thank you
udara
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Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:23 pm
Hi,

I want to import some fashion jeweleries worth of $50-60 from china (personnel use). They have shipping through DHL (for fee of $25) if i order to get it delivered through DHL, do i have to pay custom duty as well? If so any idea on how much?

Thanks
Ud
indika
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Mar 6, 2013 @ 5:05 am
Hi,

i want to open a garment shop in sri lanka as a small business. if i import garment for men and women from vietnam as where i work now. how much will be the duty and tax? pls kindly help me out.

thanks
Ravi
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Apr 16, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
Hi

If I send medicine for personal use from oversea then do i need to pay tax in sri lanaka to clear that product.
poorni
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May 27, 2013 @ 10:22 pm
This is for an assignment,not a real world scenario,if I export a popular carbonated drink made in Sri Lanka to Thailand's super markets, in this scenario I need to be assumed as a person who works on behalf of the company that manufactures the carbonated beverage. do I have to pay duties? if so how much??

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