Sri Lanka stops importing of non standard plugs and socket outlets

The Department of Import and Export Control recently gazetted regulations with regard to importing standardized plugs and socket outlets to Sri Lanka as a measure of implementing the single standard for plugs and socket outlets in Sri Lanka.

The requirement came to light with the ban that will impose on the manufacturers and importers on the non-standard plugs and sockets from the 16th of August 2017, which will also apply to adapters with multiple sockets, universal sockets, as well as extension cords with universal sockets.

On 16th August 2016, the Government decided that the Type G plug and socket outlet, widely known as the 13 A plug and socket outlet, and commonly referred to as the “square pin” plug and socket, would be the only national standard in Sri Lanka and PUCSL charged with creating an enabling environment for smooth transition of non-standard plugs and sockets to the national standard.

The Gazzete is attached herewith.