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Sri Lanka Car Import duties

posted Feb 10, 2013, 7:30 PM by NEW - USED CARS FROM JAPAN   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 8:58 PM by Manoj Perera ]
Here is the summary of new tax changes
** This is reference only. Please always check us or check you clearing agent before you decide import vehicle.
  • The price of vehicles with an Engine Capacity below 1000cc will likely see the increase by around Rs. 200,000 while vehicles with Engine Capacity 1800CC to 2000cc could increase by around Rs.900,000. 
  • Electric Cars duty have been Reduced by 11.5%. 
  • Three-wheel Duty has been Increased Rs.250.00 Per CC (duty Increased - Rs. 50,000.00). 
  • No Duty Changes for Hybrid Vehicles up to 1800CC. 
  • HS Codes have been changed for Petrol, Petrol Hybrid, Diesel and Diesel Hybrid Vehicles 1600CC to 1800CC and 1800CC to 2000CC.
  • Engine Capacity 1800CC to 2000CC Increased to Rs.500.00 Per CC Examples: BMW X5 duty Increased - Rs.900,000.00 Nissan X-Trail duty Increased - Rs. 995,000.00 Mitsubishi Outlander duty Increased - Rs. 995,000.00
  • Engine Capacity up to 1000CC Increased Rs. 250.00 Per CC. Examples: For 800cc Vehicles Rs.200,000.00 Double cabs Percentage 143.8% or Rs. 5,000,000.00 Per Unit. 
  • For Electric Cars duty have been Reduced 11.5% (Duty Reduced From Rs. 500,000.00 to 650,000.00) 
  • For Petrol Buddy Trucks Per Unit Rs. 1,000,000.00 (Duty Increased from Rs.300,000.00 to 450,000.00) 
  • For Passenger vehicles Per Unit Rs. 4,500,000.00 (Duty Increased from Rs.300,000.00 to 600,000.00) 
  • For Diesel Van Per Unit Rs. 4,500,000.00 (Duty Reduced From Rs. 900,000.00 to 1,450,000.00) For petrol Vans Per CC Rs.1750.00 or 97.75% (Reduced From Rs. 600,000.00 to 900,000.00) 
  • The Year of G V W Exceeding 5 Tons Trucks Amendment 5 to 10 years 
  • For Freezer Unit Rate Rs. 1,500,000.00 (5 To 10 years) 
  • For Dump Trucks Unit Rate Rs. 2,500,000.00 (5 To 10 years)