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Steps (41) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain TIN certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain VAT certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter (TIN/VAT registration) with Customs  (1) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter with the National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS)  (1) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter with the Department of Commerce (DoC)  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain warehouse registration  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter and a tea packer with the Tea Board  (6) expand_more expand_less
Sign contract with a declaration company  (1) expand_more expand_less
Customs clearance (Part 1/2)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain approval for tea export  (2) expand_more expand_less
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Inspection of sample Optional
Obtain certificate of origin  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Customs clearance (Part 2/2)  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 15 expand_more expand_less

Sri Lanka Inland Revenue (x 6)
Sri Lanka Customs (x 2)
National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS)
Department of Commerce (x 6)
Peoples Bank (x 2)
Warehouse/Business premises
Business premises
A declaration company
ASYCUDA World system (x 3)
Bank of Ceylon/Peoples Bank
Plant Quarantine Station (seaport) (x 4)
Warehouse/Location of goods
Container Freight Station
Sri Lanka Customs (Export Facilitation Center)

Results 16 expand_more expand_less

TIN certificate
VAT certificate
TIN/VAT number registered in ASYCUDA World system
Access to use ASYCUDA World system
NPQS registration number
Certificate of registration as exporter with NPQS
Exporter registration certificate of DoC
Warehouse registration certificate
Warehouse registration letter
Certificate of registration as tea exporter
Certificate of registration as tea packer
Agreement with declaration company
Approval granted online in ASYCUDA World system
Country of origin certificate (GSP)
Phytosanitary certificate
CusDec (Party's copy)

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Token number (IRD) (x 2)
Application form to register for TIN (individual)
Utility bill
Application form to register for TIN (business or partnership)
Business registration certificate (certificate of incorporation) (x 5)
Proof of address (x 5)
Application form to register for TIN (companies)
Form 1 (x 4)
Articles of association (x 2)
Authorization letter (x 2)
Application form to register for VAT
Request letter
Written submission
Sole proprietorship business registration (x 2)
Partnership business registration certificate (x 2)
Proforma invoice
Application form to register as an exporter or importer with Customs
VAT certificate (x 2)
TIN certificate (x 3)
Exporter registration letter
Grama Niladhari letter
Affidavit (x 2)
Birth certificate (x 2)
Form 20 (x 3)
Billing proof
Photos of all the directors
Exporter registration form
Business registration certificate
Application form to register as an exporter with DOC
Affidavit (DoC)
Certificate of registration as tea exporter
Bank payment receipt (x 2)
Exporter registration certificate of DoC
Application for warehouse registration for tea
Deed or agreement of ownership for warehouse premises
Valid warehouse insurance
HACCP certificate
Invoice voucher
Payment receipt (SLTB) (x 2)
Application for registration as tea exporter
Form 06
Warehouse registration certificate
Tea taster consent letter
Applicant's letter indicating the appointed tea taster
Application for registration as tea packer
Invoice voucher
Commercial invoice (x 5)
Packing list (x 4)
Assessment notice
Electronically lodged CusDec (x 2)
Blend sheet
Application form to obtain blank certificate of origin (COO)
Warranted CusDec
Country of origin certificate (Asia Pacific Trade Agreement - APTA)
Affidavit for certificate of origin (x 7)
Country of origin certificate (generalized system of trade preferences - GSTP)
Country of origin certificate (other generalized system of preferences)
Country of origin certificate (India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement - ISFTA)
Certified phytosanitary application (x 4)
Tea Board quota certificate
Country of origin certificate (Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement - PSFTA)
Country of origin certificate (SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement - SAPTA)
Country of origin certificate (South Asian Free Trade Area - SAFTA)
Export registration form (seaport) (x 3)
Commodity list (x 2)
No objection letter (x 2)
Application for request phytosanitary certificate
Bill of lading
CusDec (Party's copy)
Payment receipt
Approval granted online in ASYCUDA World system (x 3)
Warranted CusDec (security copy)
CusDec (Security copy)
Shipping note/boat note
Acknowledged cargo dispatch note

Estimated cost LKR  86,712

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LKR 10,000
This is the cost to register as an exporter under the Department of Commerce.
LKR 25,000
This is the fee for the first-time registration of warehouse. This fee may be subject to applicable taxes.
LKR 25,000
For registration as a tea exporter. Taxes may be charged on this amount.
LKR 25,000
For registering as a tea packer. Taxes may be charged on this amount.
LKR 250
Computer charges.
LKR 300
Export panel fee LCL.
LKR 1,000
This is the amount to pay for one copy of the certificate of origin.
LKR 162 -
LKR  162 per consignment
Payment for phytosanitary certificate.

Total Duration 20d - 54d  expand_more expand_less

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Total time (sum): 20d 54d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 4h. 5mn 1d 1/2
Attention at counter: 5h. 20mn 3d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 19d 49d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Agreement on SAARC preferentiala trade arrangement (SAPTA) Agreement on SAARC Preferential Trade Arrangement (SAPTA)
CUSTOMS ORDINANCE Customs Ordinance
  Sections 10, 57
European Union Generalized System of Preferences (EU GSP) European Union Generalized System of Preferences (EU GSP)
Extraordinary Gazette No.165/2 of 1981 Extraordinary Gazette No.165/2 of 1981
  Sections 1), 18
First agreement on trade negotiations among developing member countries of the economic and social commission for Asia and the Pacific First agreement on trade negotiations among developing member countries of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Global System of Trade Preference Global System of Trade Preferences
Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA) Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA)
INLAND REVENUE ACT, NO. 24 OF 2017 Inland Revenue Act, no. 24 of 2017
  Sections 102, 103
Other GSP Other GSP
Pakistan Sri Lanka free trade agreement (PSFTA) Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA)
Plant Protection Act No: 35 of 1999 Plant Protection Act No: 35 of 1999
Registration instructions Registration instructions
Second Amendment to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) Second Amendment to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
Sri Lanka Tea Board Act No. 14 of 1975 Sri Lanka Tea Board Act No. 14 of 1975 and all regulations framed under the Tea Board Act.
Tea (Tax and Control of Exports) Act No. 16 of 1959 Tea (Tax and Control of Exports) Act No. 16 of 1959 and the subsequent amendments.
Tea Control Act No. 15 of 1957 Tea Control Act No. 15 of 1957 and the subsequent amendments.
Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002 Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002
  Section 10
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