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This website is managed by the Ministry of Commerce on behalf of all Government agencies that perform a regulatory function in relation the import and export of goods.

The purpose of this website is to provide information to the public about the laws, the procedures and other topics of interest relating to importing goods into the country and exporting goods from the country.  The information contained in this website is provided free of charge.

This website and its use are governed by the laws of Sri Lanka.


This website was developed thanks to the contribution of the World Bank Group who granted the Department of Commerce permission to use the software of the World Bank Trade Information Toolkit. The copyright for the original software used to develop this website remains the property of the World Bank Group.


In this website we publish information pertaining to or originating from other government agencies or other institutions. We constantly try to ensure that the content of this website is accurate and relevant. However, information is subject to change and we cannot guarantee that the content is always accurate and up-to-date.

The information contained in this website, including any legal texts, does not carry legal value. In this respect, you should seek professional advice or seek advice from the relevant authority.

The Department of Commerce or any other government agencies represented in this website are not liable for any financial losses, damages or legal actions resulting from the use of information published on this website.

We are not responsible for the content of any websites linked to Sri Lanka Trade information portal and we cannot guarantee that the links will always work.  These external websites linked to Sri Lanka Trade information portal are governed by different terms and conditions.


The material published on this website, including any images and logos, is the copyright of the World Bank Group, unless otherwise stated.  Such material may be reproduced for personal or in-house use.  If the material is to be published or distributed to others the copyright must be acknowledged.  Any references to government agencies or other entities represented on this website are fictitious and for demonstrations purposes only.  Any enquiries about permission to reproduce logos, images or any other material from this website must be addressed to the Trade Information Portal Webmaster using the Contact Us form on this website.

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