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Sri Lanka reduced import tax on potatoes

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 6, 2020
By decree of the Sri Lankan government, the special commodity levy on imported potatoes was reduced from Rs. 50 per kilogram to Rs. 25 per kilogram.
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The Secretary of Ministry of Finance, SR Attygalle, said the import tax on potatoes has been reduced as an alternative to the rising prices of vegetables.

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He said the revision of import levies now will not be a problem for local potato farmers since the local potato harvest will be available in the market in February.


 

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