In Sri Lanka, baby diapers are expensive – too expensive. For Sri Lanka’s poor parents, this is an extreme burden.
Sri Lanka’s government has placed a 52 percent tax on imported diapers, creating a punitive tax on struggling parents and working mothers.
The ridiculously high diaper tax is a combination of high border and sales taxes. This includes duty, sales tax and “para tariffs” — a kind of tax-on-tax that seems small, but compounds when calculated.
Disposable baby diapers help keep babies clean, which in turn helps with long-term health and wellness. The diaper tax is a tax on choice, upward mobility, and young families.
Sign the petition in favor of abolishing the diaper tax and help poor families in Sri Lanka thrive.