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* Import tax on potatoes reduced
Wed, Dec 25, 2019, 07:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 25, Colombo: The special commodity levy on imported potatoes will be reduced from Rs. 50 per kilogram to Rs. 25 per kilogram with effect from midnight Wednesday (25).

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.

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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