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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 5 expand_more expand_less

A declaration company (x 2)
A licensed commercial bank
Sri Lanka Customs
Sri Lanka Customs (port of colombo)
Sri Lanka Customs (examination yard) (x 3)

Results 3 expand_more expand_less

Agreement with declaration company
Approved CusDec
Consignment released

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Value declaration form (VDF)
Commercial invoice (x 2)
Bill of Lading (x 2)
Delivery order (x 2)
Packing list (x 2)
Letter of credit
Approved notification form
Import control license (ICL)
Catalogue of imported equipment
Literature on the imported equipment
Document on the manufacture process of the equipment
Assessment notice
Customs container pass (x 2)
Customs Declaration (CusDec)
Panel examination form

Estimated cost LKR  2,650

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LKR 100 -
LKR  100 per container
Other receipts - Seal charges based on the number of consignments
LKR 1,600
Over time charges for clearance of goods
LKR 250
Computer fee for clearance of goods
LKR 700
Other receipts - Examination fee in clearance of goods

Total Duration 1h. 20mn - 6d  expand_more expand_less

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Total time (sum): 1h. 20mn 6d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 5h. 55mn
Attention at counter: 45mn 5h. 25mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 0mn 4d

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