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22 October, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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BSTI Bill placed in parliament with harsher provisions

UNB

A bill titled ‘The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Act, 2018’ was placed in Parliament yesterday, incorporating the provisions of harsher punishment in the existing law, reports UNB.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu placed the Bill and it was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for further examination. The committee was asked to submit the report within two days.

The proposed law has been formulated making the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance 1985 more time-befitting one.  According to the draft law, the use of trademark without having a licence will be considered as an offence.  For committing such offences, the offender will have to suffer maximum two years in jail or pay a fine of Tk 1 lakh to Tk 25,000 or both.  

There is a provision of four years’ imprisonment or maximum Tk 2 lakh and minimum Tk 50,000 fine or both for exporting products violating government circular on export, distribution and marketing, and for commercial advertisement of banned products.  

Besides, a provision of one year’s imprisonment or maximum Tk 50,000 and minimum Tk 10,000 as fine for exporting any product violating export conditions is also there.  The proposed law has a provision of one year’s imprisonment or Tk 25,000 fine or both for violating any of the rules and regulations formulated under the proposed law as well as for the offences not covered by the mentioned sections.

 

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