HC gives time to NBR for report on chemical tasting unit


22nd October, 2019 06:36:03 printer

HC gives time to NBR for report on chemical tasting unit

The High Court (HC)  gave National Board of Revenue (NBR) two-week more to file progress report on its order over establishing chemical tasting units in different ports to examine presence of chemical on imported fruits.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order, as NBR filed a report on the matter and pleaded for more time to submit another report on further progress.

“The High Court in 2012 had passed an order to give clearance certificates to consignments imported fruits at different ports after chemical tasting. A modern chemical tasting unit has already been established at Chattogram port. Same facilities have also been established at Benapole and Mongla, but fruit import is not being made through these two ports for the time being. We pleaded for time to file a progress report on the matter and got two more weeks,” said Deputy Attorney General Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar.

Earlier on June 23, 2019, HC had sent a letter to NBR chairman to take appropriate steps to implement the order on establishing chemical tasting units at ports. Following the letter, NBR on August 25, filed this report.