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Steps (34) 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 Department of Commerce (DoC)  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain gem dealer license  (4) expand_more expand_less
Sign contract with a declaration company  (1) expand_more expand_less
Clearance through NGJA (Part 1/2)  (4) expand_more expand_less
Customs clearance (Part 1/2)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of origin  (4) expand_more expand_less
Clearance through NGJA (Part 2/2)  (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 8 expand_more expand_less

Sri Lanka Inland Revenue (x 4)
Sri Lanka Customs (x 2)
Department of Commerce (x 6)
Peoples Bank (x 2)
National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) (x 12)
A declaration company
Bank of Ceylon/Peoples Bank
Sri Lanka Customs (Air Cargo Village) (x 2)

Results 10 expand_more expand_less

TIN certificate
VAT certificate
TIN/VAT number registered in ASYCUDA World system
Access to use ASYCUDA World system
Exporter registration certificate of DoC
Gem dealer license
Agreement with declaration company
Country of origin certificate (GSP)
National Gem and Jewellery approved invoice
CusDec (Party's copy)

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Utility bill (x 2)
Business registration certificate (certificate of incorporation) (x 4)
The business registered place deed (x 2)
Articles of association (x 2)
Token number (IRD) (x 2)
Application form to register for TIN (individual)
Application form to register for TIN (business or partnership)
Proof of address (x 7)
Application form to register for TIN (companies)
Authorization letter (x 2)
Request letter (x 2)
Written submission (x 2)
Sole proprietorship business registration (x 4)
Partnership business registration certificate (x 3)
Proforma invoice (x 3)
Application form to register for VAT
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 (x 2)
Affidavit (x 3)
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 2)
Exporter registration certificate of DoC
Application for gem dealer license
Police report
Bank statement (x 2)
Supporting document
Payment voucher (NGJA) (x 2)
Payment receipt (NGJA)
Packing list (x 3)
Assessment notice
Application form to obtain blank certificate of origin (COO)
Warranted CusDec
Country of origin certificate (Asia Pacific Trade Agreement - APTA)
Cost statement for APTA
Country of origin certificate (generalized system of trade preferences - GSTP)
Cost statement for GSTP
Country of origin certificate (other generalized system of preferences)
Cost statement for other GSP
Country of origin certificate (India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement - ISFTA)
Cost statement for ISFTA
Country of origin certificate (Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement - PSFTA)
Cost statement for PSFTA
Country of origin certificate (SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement - SAPTA)
Cost statement for SAPTA
Country of origin certificate (South Asian Free Trade Area - SAFTA)
Cost statement for SAFTA
Receipt of payment (NGJA)
Customs declaration (CusDec)
Insurance on goods
Electronically lodged CusDec
Gem dealer license (x 2)
Warranted CusDec (security copy)
CusDec (Party's copy)
CusDec (Security copy)
Airway bill

Estimated cost LKR  12,750

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LKR 10,000
This is the cost to register as an exporter under the Department of Commerce.
LKR 1,200
Value of stocks up to Rs. 100,000/-. Subject to tax.
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.
LKR 0 -
0.5 % of the finalized F.O.B value of consignment approved by the officer of the NGJA
This is the export service fee for the export of gemstones. Prices maybe subject to taxes.

Total Duration 1d 1/2 - 15d  expand_more expand_less

  min max
Total time (sum): 1d 1/2 15d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 50mn 1d 1/2
Attention at counter: 3h. 55mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4h. 12d

Laws 15 expand_more expand_less

 National Gem And Jewellery Authority (NGJA) Act No. 50 Of 1993 National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) Act no. 50 of 1993
  Sections 15, 16, 17
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)
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
Gazette No. 2165 on Gem and Jewellery (License fee) Regulations No. 1 of 2020 Gazette No. 2165 on Gem and Jewellery (License fee) Regulations No. 1 of 2020
  Section Schedule
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)
Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002 Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002
  Section 10
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