According to the Special Official Bulletin, online export consignments for jewelry and jewelery with a FOB value of less than US $ 1,000 are free, while online export consignments with a FOB value of US $ 1,000 are free. Dollars and US $ 3,000, including both numbers, will be charged 3,000 Sri Lankan rupees.
Prices for online jewelry and jewelery exports above the FOB value of US $ 3,000 have been reduced from 0.5% to 0.25% of the FOB value on the invoice.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced the demand for gemstones in the international market. Therefore, industry stakeholders will be able to provide relief on the fees charged for gemstone exports and export gemstones online. We have requested the National Gem and Jewelery Department to promote it, “said the Government Intelligence Service.
Official figures show that exports of gems, diamonds and jewelery in the first seven months of 2021 were $ 183 million, compared to $ 90 million in 2020. Total exports in 2020 were $ 211 million, down 9% from 2019. .. In 2019, exports for the first seven months were US $ 175.6 million. (1 US dollar is equivalent to 200.42 Sri Lankan rupees)