Export Market Guide - Sri Lanka

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All regulatory information for exporting wine to Sri Lanka including the regulatory environment, duties and taxes, and permitted additives.

From 1983 until 2009 Sri Lanka was engaged in a serious civil conflict between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The country has enjoyed strong economic growth following the 26- year-long internal conflict with annual growth between 6 – 8 per cent seen in each of the years since.

The government has embarked on an ambitious program of economic development projects and large-scale reconstruction in disadvantaged areas in an effort to spur the economy. The economy has grown from a largely agricultural base to increasingly service oriented while its garment manufacturing sector continues to expand.

Sri Lanka was a founding member of the World Trade Organisation and is a member of the British Commonwealth.

Regulatory environment

The Food Act No.26 of 1980 and its related Food (Labelling and Advertising) Regulations 2005 are administered by the Ministry of Health and the Food Advisory Committee. The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act No.27 of 2006 is administered by the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol. The Customs Ordinance and Regulations is administered by Sri Lanka Customs.

Import procedures for the Sri Lankan market

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Duties and taxes for the Sri Lankan market

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Labelling requirements for the Sri Lankan market

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Wine standards for the Sri Lankan market

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