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Full procedure view - for a first time trader
Export of activated carbon through Port of Colombo
The full export procedure of activated carbon compiles all the mandatory licenses, permits and clearance steps to export activated carbon as a first-time exporter. If you are already registered as an exporter with the Department of Inland Revenue, with Sri Lanka Customs, with Coconut Development Authority and with the Department of Commerce, you can look in this search page of the product for the specific permits, certificates or information needed.
Licenses and primary registration
Obtain TIN certificate
To operate a business in Sri Lanka this registration is mandatory. The TIN certificate is issued by Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Department . In order to obtain the TIN certificate to export, this registration is mandatory.
Register as a manufacturer with Coconut Development Authority (CDA)
An applicant registering as exporter of coconut with the Coconut Development Authority (CDA) needs to provide also the manufacturer registration certificate released by CDA. The manufacturer certificate can be his own, if the applicant is also the manufacturer, or of his manufacturer supplier. The registration as manufacturer is valid for a period of one year and thereafter must be renewed annually.
Register as an exporter with Coconut Development Authority (CDA)
It is mandatory for an exporter of coconut and coconut value-added products to be registered with the Coconut Development Authority (CDA). The registration is valid for a period of one year, which needs to be renewed annually.
To obtain a certificate of origin exporters need to submit cost statement to the Department of Commerce (DoC). For exporters who have sufficiently worked or processed products, it is mandatory to obtain certified cost statement from the Department of Commerce.
Obtain certificate of origin
The Department of Commerce (DoC) is responsible for issuing the various preferential certificates of origin (COOs) under all GSP schemes, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) of which Sri Lanka is either a beneficiary or party. For non-preferential certificate of origin, exporters have to obtain it from authorized Chambers of Commerce in Sri Lanka.
To export any product this registration is mandatory. The VAT certificate is issued by Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Department for an initial three-month period and has to be obtained every three months until income exceeds 3 million rupees. After income exceeds 3 million rupees, the exporter can request the permanent VAT registration.