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Obtaining License to Import Free Trade Samples

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Eligibility

Support Documents Required

Type of Importation Tender Sample Testing Sample Promotional Sample
Western drugs Approvals from the State Pharmaceutical Cooperation (S.P.C) or particular institution and Cosmetics and Drugs Control Authority Cosmetics Devices and Drugs Control Authority Cosmetics Devices and Drugs Control Authority
Veterinary drugs - Dept. of Animal Products and Health, Peradeniya -
Homoeopathic drugs - Homeopathic Council of Sri Lanka -
Ayurvedic drugs - Dept. of Ayurveda -
Surgical equipment Approvals from the State Pharmaceutical Cooperation (S.P.C) or particular institution and Cosmetics and Drugs Control Authority Cosmetic Devices and Drugs Authority (Ministry of Health, BSE from (Department of Animal Products and Health). Cosmetic Devices and Drugs Authority (Ministry of Health, BSE from (Department of Animal Products and Health).

Submission Procedure
Acceptance of Application Forms and Documents
Counter – Unit 01

Making Payments
Counter – Cashier

Submission of Application Forms and Support Documents
Counter – Unit 01

Application Form
Imports & Exports (Control) Act No, 1 of 1969 Application for License to Import Free Trade Samples

Procedure

Step 1: Applicant should obtain indent form from Head Clerk, Unit 01 (drugs).
Step 2: Applicant should submit 4 copies of filled indent form and 4 copies of proforma invoice with support documents.
Step 3: Unit 01 checks the indent forms and support documents
Step 4: License request is submitted to Import/Export controller for approval
Step 5: Import/Export Controller approves the free sample import license request.
Step 6: Applicant should pay the licensing Fee. (0.1% of invoice value) to the cashier
Step 7: Unit 01 prepares License using computer and submits it to the Assistant Controller for signature.
Step 8: Assistant Controller approves and signs the license
Step 9: 3 License is in triplicate. Original is to the importer and other two copies are kept in this department.

Note:

  • If the information submitted is incorrect, applicant should provide correct and missing information to the Unit 01.
  • If the Assistant Controller doesn’t approve the request, applicant should provide correct information.

Time Line
Process Time Line: Within one day

Submission Time Line
Obtain Application Forms and Documents

Counter – Unit 01
Time – 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
Working Days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Public and Mercantile Holidays

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 and Documents

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

Validity Time Line : Sample License is valid for 3 months

Costs Related to the Service

Cost : No cost involved in obtaining the application form

Fee : License Fee – 0.2% of the Invoice value

Penalties :
An additional fee will be charged from the offenders according to the license conditions.
Additional fees vary from case to case

Surcharge: No surcharges are involved in this service

Special Cases
If the Importation is done without a license a Goods Received License is issued with a penalty, by the Assistant Controller. Following documents are needed to obtain Good Received License

  • Customer Documents
  • Explanation letter
  • Approval letter 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

1st Floor,
Hemas Building,
No.75–1/3 ,
York Street,
Colombo 1.


Mr. Rangika Sadeesh
Telephones:+94-11-2326774
Fax Nos:+94-11-2328486
Email:imexport@sltnet.lk
Website: www.imexport.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2012-11-29 11:50:17
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