Govt. reduces taxes on potatoes, big onion imports

Potatoes - Big Onion

The Ministry of Finance has announced that the import taxes on big onions and potatoes have been reduced with effect from midnight Friday (05).

The special commodity levy on imported potatoes has been reduced from Rs 55 to 30 per kilogram and big onions reduced from Rs 30 to 10 per kilogram, the Finance ministry said.

The levies on imported potatoes and big onion were raised last month by Rs 15 and Rs. 20 per kilogram respectively.

Sri Lanka currently produces about 50 percent of the local requirements of these food items.

(Government News Portal)

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