JS passes BSTI bill, 2018


28th October, 2018 10:12:35 printer

JS passes BSTI bill, 2018

The Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday passed the BSTI Bill, 2018 with a view to make the quality of the local products accepted in globally and also to make certificate by the international organizations easier for the Bangladeshi products.


Industries Minister Amir Hossen Amu moved the bill in the House which was unanimously passed in an amended form by voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.


Piloting the bill, the minister said the draft of the BSTI bill 2018 was approved finally in the cabinet through amending the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance 1985 and the amended act in 2003, in order to make it time befitting.


He said the proposed bill will help make the local products accepted globally.


At the same time, the law will help take initiative for maintaining the quality of the imported products, he noted.


Earlier, the house sent the bill to the concerned parliamentary standing committee for providing reports with two days.