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Steps (37) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain TIN certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain VAT certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain license to operate a fish processing establishment for export  (3) expand_more expand_less
Register establishment with Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources  (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 Department of Commerce (DoC)  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain health certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain catch certificate  (3) 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 certificate of origin  (4) expand_more expand_less
Customs clearance (Part 2/2)  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 10 expand_more expand_less

Sri Lanka Inland Revenue (x 6)
Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (x 12)
Sri Lanka Customs (x 2)
Department of Commerce (x 6)
Peoples Bank (x 2)
Quality Control Unit - Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Recourses (x 3)
A declaration company
ASYCUDA World system
Bank of Ceylon/Peoples Bank
Sri Lanka Customs (Air Cargo Village) (x 2)

Results 17 expand_more expand_less

TIN certificate
VAT certificate
License to operate fish processing establishment
Certificate of registration of establishment
TIN/VAT number registered in ASYCUDA World system
Access to use ASYCUDA World system
Exporter registration certificate of DoC
Export permit for live fish
Export permit for chank
Export permit for lobsters
Export permit for chichoriousramosus
Health certificate (DFAR)
Catch certificate (for large boats)
Catch certificate (for small boats)
Agreement with declaration company
Country of origin certificate (GSP)
CusDec (Party's copy)

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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 6)
Proof of address (x 5)
Application form to register for TIN (companies)
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 for license to operate fish processing establishment
Paying-in voucher (DFAR) (x 4)
Payment receipt (DFAR) (x 5)
Application form to register with DFAR
BOI registration certificate
Application form to register as an exporter or importer with Customs
VAT certificate (x 3)
TIN certificate (x 4)
Exporter registration letter
Grama Niladhari letter
Affidavit (x 2)
Birth certificate (x 2)
Form 20
Billing proof
Photos of all the directors
Application form to register as an exporter with DOC
Cost statement
Affidavit (DoC)
Bank payment receipt (x 3)
Exporter registration certificate of DoC
Application form to export live fish
License to operate fish processing establishment
Application form for health certificate (Non-EU)
Big eye tuna statistical document
ICCAT swordfish statistical document
Exporter section completed and signed.(blank catch certificate - large boats)
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Packing list (x 3)
Assessment notice
Application form to obtain blank certificate of origin (COO)
Warranted CusDec
Export permit for live fish (x 3)
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)
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)
Electronically lodged CusDec
CITES permit
Warranted CusDec (security copy)
CusDec (Party's copy)
CusDec (Security copy)
Airway bill

Estimated cost LKR  12,550

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LKR 1,000
Fee for registration of fish establishment.
LKR 10,000
This is the cost to register as an exporter under the Department of Commerce.
LKR 0 -
LKR  200 per certificate
Fee for health certificate.
LKR 250
Computer charges.
LKR 300
Export panel fee.
LKR 1,000
This is the amount to pay for one copy of the certificate of origin.

Total Duration 7h. 15mn - 11d  expand_more expand_less

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Total time (sum): 7h. 15mn 11d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 3h. 20mn 7h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 55mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 0mn 9d

Laws 19 expand_more expand_less

Agreement on SAARC preferentiala trade arrangement (SAPTA) Agreement on SAARC Preferential Trade Arrangement (SAPTA)
Compendium of fisheries act 2016 Compendium of Fisheries Act 2016
CUSTOMS ORDINANCE Customs Ordinance
  Sections 10, 57
European Union Generalized System of Preferences (EU GSP) European Union Generalized System of Preferences (EU GSP)
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
Fish catch data collection Regulation, 2014 Fish Catch Data Collection Regulations, 2014 (Gazette Extraordinary No. 1878/11)
Fish products (Exports) Regulation 1998 Fish Products (Export) Regulations 1998
Fisheries and aquatic resources Act No. 2 of 1996 Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act No. 2 of 1996
Extraordinary Gazette No. 2023/51 Fisheries Extraordinary Gazette of 2017 No. 2023/51
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)
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)
The Fish Processing Establishment Regulations 2003
Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002 Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002
  Section 10
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