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The Measures that are in place in Sri Lanka-Import Sector

The Plant Protection Act No.35 of 1999 The Animal Diseases Act No.59 of 1992

Article XX of the GATT

This is to ensure that exotic diseases are not introduced through the importation of livestock and livestock products

Plant and Animal Quarantine

The Food Act No.26 of 1980 Sri Lanka Standards Institution

Article XX of the GATT

For the certification of products and systems for health and safety reasons

Standards and Technical Regulations

At present there are 546 items at 6-digit level items remain under licence.

Article XX of the GATT Article XXI of the GATT

They are introduced on considerations of national security, health, environment,  public moral

Import Licensing Regime

Annex - XII Import prohibitions

Article XX of the GATT Article XXI of the GATT

They are maintained for health, safety, security, environment, and moral reasons

Import prohibitions, which apply to a range of goods,

Remarks

Relevant WTO Provisions

Reasons for application

The Measure

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