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Obtaining Amended Licenses for Importation of Drugs

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The applicant is permitted to apply for 9 amendments with regard to a single license. Amendment is possible for the extension of the validity period or the increase of value of license items.

Eligibility

  • Applicant should have obtain a license to import medicine
  • Should have done no more than nine amendments.
Reason
Support Document
Time Amendments A letter for the delay
License value amendments Invoices
Other amendments (name, addresses) A letter of request for the amendment,Certificate of Company registrar
Name of the Bank Request
Supplier invoice
HS Code Request from applicant, Indent
Change of Address of the applicant Company registrar certification and Indent

Submission Procedure
Making Payments
Counter – Cashier

Submission of Application Form, Request Letter and support Documents
Counter – Unit 01

Procedure

Step 1: Submit request letter to the Head Clerk of Unit 01.
Step 2: Unit 01 considers the request.
Step 3: Reasons for delay to be submitted to Unit 01 by a letter
Step 4: Assistant Controller approves the amendment.
Step 5: Payment.
Step 6: Makes the amendments to the License.

Note:

  • If it’s a time amendment, a letter stating the reason for the delay should be submitted to the Unit 01. Assistant Controller considers the request and approves the amendment.
  • If the amendment is for change of the value of the invoice, invoices should be provided. Then the Assistant Controller considers the request and approves the amendment.
  • If the amendment is for any other change (names, addresses), a letter stating the problem should be provided to the Unit 01. Then the Assistant Controller considers the request and approves the amendment

Time Line
Process Time Line: Within one day

Submission Time Line
Making Payments

Counter – Cashier
Time – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Working Days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Public and Mercantile Holidays

Submission of Application Form, Request Letter and support Documents

Counter – Cashier
Time – 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
Working Days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Public and Mercantile Holidays

Validity Time Line: Amendments are valid for 3 months

Costs Related to the Service

Cost: No cost for obtaining the Indent Form

Fee :
Rs. 750/= for amendments.
Additional invoice value 0.2%

Penalties: No penalties involved in this service

Surcharge: If the applicant has violated the licensing conditions, Assistant Controller will charge an additional fee.

Special Cases: If the approval has been given by the Cosmetics Devices and Drugs Authority. (Ministry of Health) a specific period is given. The Applicant has to get approval from the relevant authority.

Service
Respective authority
Western drugs The Cosmetics Devices and Drugs Authority. (Ministry of Health).
Veterinary drugs The Department of Animal Production and Health in Peradeniya.
Homoeopathic drugs The Sri Lanka Homeopathic Council.
Ayurvedic drugs The Department of Ayurveda.
Surgical equipment Cosmetic Devices and Drugs Authority (Ministry of Health) and Department of Animal Production and Health

Organization Information

Department of Imports & Exports Control

No: 75 1/3,
1st Floor,
Hemas Building,
York Street,
P.O. Box - 559,
Colombo 01.


Mr. K.G. Ranjith Wimalasooriya
Telephones:+94-11-2326774
Fax Nos:+94-11-2328486
Email:deptimpt@imexport.gov.lk
Website: www.imexport.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2012-11-29 11:53:01
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