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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 - 12:37
Gem and Jewellery Industry to improve
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Sri Lanka's gem and jewellery industry is expecting to improve their competitiveness in international markets after new customs procedures were promised which will cut delays and costs.

Sri Lanka's customs authorities and the National Gem and Jewellery Authority had come up with a simplified procedure to clear imported raw material for the industry.

Exporters and importers gem and jewellery will have a special customs office at the main international airport to process consignments.

Consignments would be placed in a secure pouch and released to the importer within three working days at the National Gems and Jewellery Colombo office for inspection and release.

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