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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 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
Register with National Organic Control Unit (NOCU)  (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 11 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)
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (x 2)
Farm/factory
A declaration company
ASYCUDA World system
Bank of Ceylon/Peoples Bank
Sri Lanka Customs (Air Cargo Village) (x 2)

Results 11 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
NOCU registration letter
Agreement with declaration company
Country of origin certificate (GSP)
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 3)
Proof of address (x 5)
Application form to register for TIN (companies)
Form 1 (x 4)
Articles of association
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
Billing proof
Photos of all the directors
Exporter registration form
Business registration certificate
Business registration certificate
Application form to register as an exporter with DOC
Cost statement
Bank payment receipt (x 2)
Exporter registration certificate of DoC
Application form to register as organic exporter with NOCU
Organic certificate (x 2)
Organic audit report
Transaction document
Commercial invoice (x 4)
Packing list (x 3)
Assessment notice
Application form to obtain blank certificate of origin (COO)
Electronically lodged CusDec (x 2)
Country of origin certificate (Asia Pacific Trade Agreement - APTA)
Affidavit for certificate of origin
Warranted CusDec (security copy)
CusDec (Party's copy)
CusDec (Security copy)
Airway bill
Country of origin certificate (generalized system of trade preferences - GSTP)
Affidavit for certificate of origin (x 6)
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)

Estimated cost LKR  11,550

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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 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 23d - 52d  expand_more expand_less

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Total time (sum): 23d 52d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 20mn 6h. 20mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 22d 50d

Laws 15 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. 1870/71 dated July 11, 2014 Extraordinary gazette no. 1870/71 dated July 11, 2014
  Section 7A - 28
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
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 export development Act 40 of 1979 Sri Lanka export development Act 40 of 1979
  Section 29
Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002 Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002
  Section 10
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