The government has awarded the Commercially Important Person (CIP) cards to 182 businessmen for their extraordinary performance in export in 2017.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Commerce Ministry Tofail Ahmed handed over the CIP cards among the awardees at a function held at the Hotel Intercontinental in the city on Wednesday.Out o the 182 businessmen, 136 received the status for their outstanding performance in export of different products while 46 got the status under the ex-officio category of different business chambers and trade bodies.
Speaking at the function, Tipu Munshi said the number of CIP card holders is increasing every year as the volume of the country’s export is going up day by day. “We give the recognition to the businessmen for encouraging them. We are selecting the CIP card receivers as per the standard of the products and volume of the export. We hope that the number of CIP card holders will increase in the next year,” he added.
Tofail underscored the need for diversification of export products for increasing the volume of export.
Commerce Secretary Dr M Zafar Uddin presided over the function while President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Sheikh Fazle Fahim and Vice Chairman of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) Fatema Yesmin delivered speeches.
Total 136 businessmen get the status in export categories. They are – Rabiul Ahsan of Uttara Jute Khulna, Akij Jute Mills Chairman Sheikh Nashir Uddin, Rahman Jute Managing Director Fazlur Rahman, Ohab Jute Mills Managing Director Sheikh Farukh Hossain, New Dhaka Industries Chief Executive Mohammed Humayun Kabir, Bangladesh Exports Chairman Mohammad Anisur Razzak, Apex Tannery Executive Director MA Mazed, Bay Footwear Managing Director Ziaur Rahman, PiCard Bangladesh Managing Director Saiful Islam, FB Footwear Managing Director Hedayetullah, RMM Leather Chairman Mohiuddin Ahmed Mahin, Leatherex Managing Director Nazmul Hasan, SeaMark Managing Director Iqbal Ahmed, MU SeaFood Managing Director Shyamol Das, Atlas Sea Foods Managing Director SM Mizanur Rahman, Jalalabad Frozen Foods Managing Director Abdul Jabbar Mollah, Modern Sea Foods Managing Director Md Rezaul Haque, Rupsha Fish and Allied Industries Managing Director SM Amzad Hossain, Fresh Foods Managing Director Md Taauhidur Rahman, Ananta Garments Managing Director Inamul Haq Khan, Sharmin Apparels Managing Director Ismail Hossain, Interfab Shirt Manufacturing Managing Director Ahsan Kabir Khan, Sparrow Apparels Managing Director Mustajirul Shovon Islam, Smart Jeans Managing Director Mujibur Rahman, Tarashima Apparels Managing Director Miran Ali, Dekko Apparels Managing Director Sahid Hossain, Shinest Apparels Managing Director Ali Azim Khan, Tusuka Trousers Chairman Arshad Jamal, Garment Export Village Chairman AKM Badiul Alam, MBM Garments Managing Director Wasim Rahman, Raquef Apparels Managing Director M Sazzad Alam, Ha-Meem Group Managing Director AK Azad, Cassiopeia Group Managing Director Tanvir Ahmed, Envoy Group Managing Director Abdus Salam Murshedy, Well Group Chairman Syed Nurul Islam, Ananta Group Managing Director Sharif Zahir, Alif Group Managing Director Md Aziul Islam.
Monsur General Trading Managing Director Mohammad Monsur, Rajdhani Enterprises proprietor Gobinda Chandra Saha, RR Trade Syndicate proprietor Shahin Monsur, Pran Dairy Managing Director Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, Pran Agro Director Eleash Mridha, Promi Agro Foods Chairman Enamul Hassan Khan, Square Food Managing Director Anjan Chowdhury, Kishwan Snacks Chairman MA Motaleb, Uniglory Cycle Industries Managing Director Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, BSRM Steel Managing Director Aameir Alihussain, Square Pharmaceuticals Chairman Samuel S Chowdhury , Incepta Pharmaceuticals Managing Director Abdul Muktadir, Karupannya Rangpur Managing Director Shafiqul Alam Selim, Classical Handmade proprietor Towhid Bin Abdus Salam, Md Belal Hossain of BD Creation, Corr the Jute Works Director Bartha Geeti Baroi.Among others, Helal and Brothers proprietor Helal Miah, Conexpo proprietor Abu Alam Chowdhury, Zaber and Zubair Fabrics Managing Director Abdus Samad Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Square Fashions Managing Director Tapan Chowdhury, Noman Terry Towels Director Abdullah Mohammad Talha, UniAlliance Textile Managing Director Shah Shahidul Alam, GMS Composite Managing Director Golam Mustafa, Fakir Knitwear Managing Director Fakir Akhtaruzzaman, FourH Fashion Managing Director Gauhar Siraj Jamil, Abanti ColourTex Managing Director Aslam Sunny, Metro Knitting Managing Director Amol Poddar, Dird Composite Managing Director Nabeel Ud Daulah, SM Knitwear Managing Director Anwaruzzaman, Vielatex Managing Director Rezaul Hasnat, Fariha KnitTex Managing Director Asadul Islam, MM Knitwear Managing Director Mafizul Islam, Beacon Knitwear Chairman Prity Poddar, Diganta Sweaters Managing Director Shahnaz Kamal, AmanTex Managing Director Rafikul Islam, Meghna Knit Managing Director Mokhlesur Rahman, Midland Knitwear Director Ferdous Ara, Libus Textile Director Mashiur Rahman Chamak, AMC Knit Managing Director Subol Chandra Saha, Aduri Apparels Managing Director Abdul Kadir Mollah, Bando Design Chairman Siddiqur Rahman, Tamishna Fashion Managing Director Gulzar Alam Chowdhury, A-One Polar Director Zamil Ansary, Ahsan Composite Managing Director Kamrul Ahsan, Ibrahim Knit Managing Director Kaniz Fatima, MN Knitwear Managing Director Moinuddin Ahmed Mintu, Sajib Knitwear Managing Director Azimul Islam, Liberty Knitwear Managing Director Shamshuzzaman, Due Bangladesh Managing Director Rakibul Kabir, Martin Knit Managing Director Haider Ali, Papillon Knit Chairman Nurul Alam Chowdhury, Hamid Sweaters Managing Director Intekharul Hamid, NewAsia Managing Director Matin Chowdhury, DBL Group Managing Director Mohammad Abdul Jabbar, Masco Group Managing Director Ahmed Arif Billah, KDS Group Chairman Khalilur Rahman, Islam Group Managing Director Saker Ahmed, Starlight Group Managing Director Sultana Jahan, Clifton Group Managing Director Mahiuddin Chowdhury, Hannan Group Managing Director ABM Shamsuddin, JK Group Managing Director Jahangir Alam Khan, APS Group Managing Director Shamim Reza, Noman Group Managing Director Nurul Islam, Protik Ceramics Managing Director Faruqi Hasan, Tanvir Polymer Chairman Mustafa Kamal, Dada Bag Managing Director Sheikh Mohammad Abdul Wadud, Pran-RFL Group Director Rathendra Nath Paul, Bengal Group Director Humayun Kabir, Envoy Textile Chairman Kutub Uddin Ahmed, Paramount Textile Managing Director Shakhawat Hossain, Purbani Fabrics Managing Director Shafiqul Islam Sarker, Talha Fabrics Managing Director Abdullah Mohammad Zobayer, Hamid Fabrics Chairman Abdullah Al Mahmud, ServiceEngine Chairman Mahiuddin Momen, BJIT Chief Executive Akbar Saikat, SouthTech Managing Director Syed Mamnun Quader, Square Textile Vice Chairman Ratna Patra, Ispahani Limited Managing Director Mirza Salman Ispahani, BRB Cables Managing Director Parvez Rahman, Prime Textile Chairman Abdul Awal, Parkway Packaging Chairman Abdul Wadud, Sanji Textile Managing Director Syed Sirajul Islam, EnergyPack Chief Executive Rabiul Alam, Finlay Managing Director Kamrul Islam Chowdhury, Labib Group Managing Director Salauddin Alamgir, Purbani Group Chairman Abdul Hai Sarkar, RM Interlinings Managing Director Mozharul Hoq, Unity Accessories Managing Director Selim Reza, Novartis Bangladesh Managing Director Sheikh Nahar Mahmud.
Besides, some 46 businessmen have gained the status in trading categories representing different trade bodies.
From Chamber group, businesses are: Hasina Newaz of Bagerhat Chamber, Nizam Uddin from Barisal Metropolitan Chamber, Masudur Rahman Milon from Bagura Chamber, Dilip Kumar Agarwala of Chuadanga Chamber, Masud Parvez Khan of Cumilla Chamber, Anwar Sadat Sarkar of Gazipur Chamber, Jamalpur Chamber President Rezaul Karim, Kishorganj Chamber President Gazi Golam Ashria, Tabarakul Tosaddek Hossain Khan of Manikganj Chamber, Kohinur Islam of Munshiganj Chamber, Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan of Noakhali Chamber, Riyad Ali of Sirajganj Chamber, Bazlur Rahman of Rangamati Chamber.
From Association group, FBCCI President Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Prity Chakrabarty of Women Chamber, Sujib Ranjan of Barisal Chamber, Mahbubul Alam of Chattogram Chamber, Sarita Millat of Chattogram Women Chamber, Naz Farhana Ahmed of Dhaka Women Chamber, Kazi Aminul Hoque of Khulna Chamber, Golam Moinuddin of MCCI, Mohammad Muniruzzaman of Rajshahi Chamber, Shafiul Islam Mahiuddin of BGMEA, Muntakim Ashraf of Cold storage Association, Bangladesh Association of Banker President Nazrul Islam Mazumder, Mohammad Faruk of Baira, Shameem Ahsan of BASIS, Shafiuzzamn of Medicine Industries, Bangladesh Insurance Association Chairman Sheikh Kabir Hossain, BKMEA President Salim Osman, Yusuf Ashraf of Plastic Exporters Association, Bangladesh Restaurant Owner Association President Khandaker Ruhul Amin, Abu Motaleb of Bangladesh Plastic Packaging Association, Meer Nizam Uddin Ahmed of Hardboard Association, Shafiqul Islam Vorosha of Bangladesh Paper Importers Association, E-Cab President Shomi Kaisar, Private Radio Owners Association President Rashedul Hossain Chowdhury, Barvida President Habib Ullah Dawn, Safkat Haiser of BACCO, Kazi Erteza Hossain of Bangladesh Land Developers Association, Helena Jahangir of NASIB, Amzad Hossain of Leather Goods Association, Harun or Rashid of CAB Association.
As per the announcement, 136 exporters have been nominated for the CIP status for excellent performances in export in their respective sectors and 46 business leaders have been nominated for the status under the ex-officio category of different chambers and trade bodies, which are the members of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Currently, an exporter is considered for the award if he or she earns $0.15 million a year by exporting agriculture products, agro-processed products, light engineering products, handicraft, plastic products, melamine products, computer software, computer services and data processing.
The target of export earnings is set at $1.5 million for other sectors like readymade garment, jute, leather, frozen foods, pharmaceuticals, specialised textiles, and shipbuilding.