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Sri Lanka's Domestic Barriers to Trade: Case Studies of Agricultural Exports
(Colombo: Verité Research, 2017-02)
Trade barriers refer to factors beyond the exporter’s direct control that adversely affect the cost, quality, quantity, or timely delivery of products. Such barriers found at home are termed domestic barriers, while those ...
Wading Through Murky Waters: A Case Study of Regulatory Ineffectiveness in Sri Lanka’s Import Tax Exemption Schemes
(Colombo: Verité Research, 2018-04)
Import taxes are critical for government revenue. However, because these taxes are often high, the government has introduced import tax exemption schemes. Through these schemes, businesses can bypass certain taxes and save ...
Sri Lanka’s Export Problem: Not Concentration, But Composition
(Colombo: Verité Research, 2017-08)
Sri Lanka's exports are heavily concentrated in a few markets and a few products. The government's recognition of export diversification as an important policy strategy to revive exports indicates that both market and ...
Improving Trade with India: Mutual Recognition in Conformity Assessment
(Colombo: Verité Research, 2015-10)
In the context of growing bilateral relations with India, this study by Verité Research examines the current status of Sri Lankan exports to India under the existing India–Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA). The study ...
Reviewing the Data Dissemination Practices of Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics
In 2014, a data dissemination policy was introduced by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in Sri Lanka. The DCS is the primary agency responsible for the collection, compilation and dissemination of official ...