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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 15:51
rice import tax reduced
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The government, on the instructions of the President has decided to distribute baskets of essential food items to drought affected people for the next two months.

The value of a goods pack would be nearly 5 thousand rupees.

At the same time, the Finance Ministry stated the special commodity levy of 5 rupees on imported rice has been dropped to 0.25 cents. This decision was taken when the committee on cost of living met today.

In addition, the current Cess on imported wheat flour has been dropped to 15 rupees from 25 rupees per kilogram. It has been dropped to 6 rupees from 9 rupees for kilogram of maize.

The special commodity levy on imported wet fish has been dropped by 50 rupees and all forms of current tax on maize imported for manufacturing poultry feed has abolished and a 10 rupee special trading tax.

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