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Steps (26) 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
Register as a customer with the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI)  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain material safety data sheet (MSDS)  (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 4)
Sri Lanka Customs (x 2)
Department of Commerce (x 6)
Peoples Bank (x 2)
Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) (x 4)
A declaration company
ASYCUDA World system
Bank of Ceylon/Peoples Bank
Container Freight Station
Sri Lanka Customs (Export Facilitation Center)

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
Customer ID ITI
Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
Agreement with declaration company
Country of origin certificate (GSP)
CusDec (Party's copy)

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Utility bill (x 2)
Business registration certificate (certificate of incorporation) (x 5)
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 3)
Partnership business registration certificate (x 3)
Proforma invoice (x 2)
Application form to register for VAT
Application form to register as an exporter or importer with Customs
VAT certificate (x 3)
TIN certificate (x 3)
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 2)
Exporter registration certificate of DoC
Request form ITI
Proforma invoice (ITI)
Sealed payment receipt (ITI)
Commercial invoice (x 5)
Packing list (x 4)
Assessment notice
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
Cost statement for APTA
Electronically lodged CusDec
Warranted CusDec (security copy)
CusDec (Security copy)
Shipping note/boat note
Acknowledged cargo dispatch note
Country of origin certificate (generalized system of trade preferences - GSTP)
Affidavit for certificate of origin (x 6)
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
Certified phytosanitary application (x 4)
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

Estimated cost LKR  16,550

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LKR expand_more expand_less
  • LKR Add Name Here
LKR 10,000
This is the cost to register as an exporter under the Department of Commerce.
LKR 5,000
For this amount, applicable taxes such as VAT and NBT will be levied.
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.

Total Duration 4d  - 13d  expand_more expand_less

  min max
Total time (sum): 4d 13d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 5mn 5h. 25mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 20mn 7h. 20mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 3d 11d

Laws 14 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)
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)
Registration instructions Registration instructions
Science and Technology Development Act No. 11 of 1994 Science and Technology Development Act No. 11,1994
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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