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* Sri Lanka relaxes fertilizer ban
Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 11:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 03, Colombo: The Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa today issued a gazette notification re-authorizing the import of several types of chemical fertilizers including urea for cultivation in the forthcoming Maha season.

Licensees will be permitted to import mineral or nitrogenous mixtures including urea, ammonium nitrate with calcium carbonate or other inorganic substances, superphosphates and mineral or chemical fertilizers containing two or all three elements nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.

The Minister of Finance has issued a new gazette notification amending the earlier gazette notification banning the import of chemical fertilizers.

The Department of Import and Export Control states that this step was taken in accordance with the recommendations provided by the State Ministry of Organic and Natural Fertilizer Production, Supply and Regulation.

The Department of Agriculture states that this decision was taken following a proposal made by the Minister of Agriculture to import plant nutrients prepared using Chelated Mineral and Micro Nutrients and provide them to farmers.

The Department said the Gazette Notification No. 2226/48 prohibits the importation of Chelated Mineral and Micro Nutrients but will be imported under associated classification codes.

The importation of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides was banned by the President in a Cabinet Memorandum dated April 27, 2021 to promote the use of organic fertilizers for agricultural products.

Accordingly, the Department of Import and Export Control will continue to regulate the import of identified chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.


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