Taxing menstrual hygiene products in sri lanka: a policy analysis

Sri Lanka’s imported menstrual products are taxed at 52% with border tarrifs and the local VAT contributing to the total tax rate. ”Taxing Menstrual Hygiene Products in Sri Lanka: a policy analysis” was a study conducted by the Assisting Communities in Creating Environmental and Nutritional Development (ACCEND) Project and the Advocata Institute. The study focuses on understanding the impact of the cumulative tax imposed on low-income menstruating women and girls, and the costs and the benefits to the state of repealing the tax.

The ACCEND project is implemented jointly by Oxfam Sri Lanka and ADRA Sri Lanka through the funding of the European Union.

Disclaimer: This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The content of this publication are the sole responsibility of the ACCEND project and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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