The Import Section of the CCC organized a seminar to discuss the proposed new customs law and the change in the current customs ordinance focusing on areas such as how the new law will cover online payments and e-document submissions, how it will boost international trade, what changes will be imposed on investigations and penalties and also discuss whether the new law is aligned with modern world business.
Government has taken a policy decision to enact a new Customs Act in place of the existing customs ordinance of No 17 of 1869 as amended to suit the present day requirements in international trade activities and there by this new Law will be presented to the Parliament.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Management – (CCEM) chaired by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has granted approval for this enactment of the proposed new Customs Act through the decision No. 25/05/2016/05.
Accordingly this new Customs Act shall come into force on such date determined by the Minister and announced by a notification in the Government Gazette.
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