Vendor Licence Procedure

Vendor Licence procedure

A. What is a Vendor Licence
The Vendor Licence is an authorization issued by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) to manufacture, import, sale, offer for sale, deal-in, hire, lease, demonstrate, maintain or repair of any telecommunications equipment or radio communication equipment in Sri Lanka.

B. Legal Provision
In terms of provision of section 21 of the Telecommunication Act No.25 of 1991 as amended by Act No.27 of 1996, No person shall by way of trade manufacture, import sale, offer for sale, deal in, transfer, hire, lease, demonstrate, maintain or repair of any telecommunications apparatus except under the authority of a licence issued by the TRC.

C. Vendor Licence Procedure
An application for a licence shall be made to the TRC in such form as may be determined by the TRC.
The Application for Vendor licence could be obtained from the TRC/TRCSL Website without any payment.

D. Applying for a Vendor Licence
The duly completed application form should be submitted to the TRC along with the documents specified in the General Instruction Annexure in Vendor Licence Application form.

E. MOD Clearance
All applications are forwarded to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) by the TRC for the security clearance.

F. Workshop Inspection
After getting the MOD Security clearance workshop inspection will be arranged.

G. Vendor Licence Fees
Based on the activities performed, annual Vendor Licence fees are charged as per the following five (05) categories.

   1

1

Manufacture/Import/ Sale/ Offer for Sale/ Deal-in

5,000.00 Rs.

2

Demonstrate/Transfer/Hire/Lease

2,500.00 Rs.

3

Maintenance or Repair

2,500.00 Rs.

 

Total

10,000.00 Rs.

   2

1

Sale/ Offer for Sale/ Deal-in

5,000.00 Rs.

2

Demonstrate/Transfer/Hire/Lease

2,500.00 Rs.

3

Maintenance or Repair

2,500.00 Rs.

 

Total

10,000.00 Rs.

   3

1

Sale/ Offer for Sale/ Deal-in

5,000.00 Rs.

2

Maintenance or Repair

2,500.00 Rs.

 

Total

7,500.00 Rs.

  4

1

Manufacture/Import/ Sale/ Offer for Sale/ Deal-in Remote controlled Toys and Bluetooth Devices (Maintenance or Repair not necessary)

5,000.00 Rs.

2

Total

5,000.00 Rs.

   5

1

Maintenance or Repair only

2,500.00 Rs.

 

Total

2,500.00 Rs.

Note: The Main outlet is charged as per the above categories and othaer outlets are charged as per the following table.

Other Outlets

No

Activity/Purpose

Fee(per trading outlet)

No. of Outlets

Amount(Rs.)

Up to ten(10) outlets

over ten(10) outlets

<10

>=10

1

Sale/Offer for Sale/ Deal-in

Rs. 5,000.00

Rs. 2,500.00

     

2

Maintenance or Repair

Rs. 2,500.00

Rs. 1,250.00

     
 

Total

       

 

H. Issuance of Vendor Licence

Payment notice is issued only for successful applicants in order to process the Vendor Licence.

 VL Route
Under section 21 of the Telecommunications Act No.25 of 1991 as amended by Act No.27 of 1996, 

no person shall by way of trade, manufacture, import, sell, offer for sale, deal in, transfer, hire, lease, demonstrate, maintain or repair, any telecommunication apparatus, except under the authority of a licence issued by the Commission.

Vendor’s Licence means licence issued by the Commission for such purpose or activity or for such combination or purposes or activities as mentioned above.