Import restrictions: 708 items removed from restricted list recently

The gove ment is looking into the possibility of further ,, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said on Thursday. 

The State Minister said that the import restrictions had been placed taking into consideration the economic crisis and prioritizing locally manufactured products.

Stating that 1465 items were prohibited from being imported via a Gazette issued in August, State Minister Siyambalapitiya said the restriction was relaxed on 708 items recently.

He said several items were released from the import restriction list after taking into consideration requests made by persons from various affected industries.