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147 get CIP cards

147 get CIP cards

The government yesterday awarded CIP status to 147 businesspeople in export and trade categories for outstanding performances in their respective fields during fiscal 2011-2012. Of the awardees, 101 received the status for exports of 18 types of products, while 46 will enjoy the status being the ex-officio members of the apex trade body --...

TAX FAIR 2014

Govt to consider CIP status for top taxpayers: Tofail

Govt to consider CIP status for top taxpayers: Tofail

The government will consider awarding the status of Commercially Important Person (CIP) to the highest taxpayers, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said today. The minister came up with the assurance in response to a proposal placed by National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Ghulam Hussain on behalf of the taxpayers, who pay their tax regularly. The...

No plan to make formalin testing kit mandatory: Tofail

No plan to make formalin testing kit mandatory: Tofail

The government has no plan for now to make it mandatory for all shops to keep ‘Digital Formaldehyde Meter’ for examining formalin in fruits due to high price of the machine, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed told parliament this evening. Replying to lawmakers’ queries, Tofail said the National Consumers Rights Directorate is supposed to oversee...

Keep essentials' prices stable thru the year

Keep essentials' prices stable thru the year

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today asked deputy commissioners (DCs) to take initiatives to keep prices of daily essentials within the buying capacity of common people throughout the year. Not only in Ramadan, prices of the daily commodities need to be kept stable all over the year, the minister said. The direction came during a discussion...

Ban on exporting 5 vegetables ahead of Ramadan

Ban on exporting 5 vegetables ahead of Ramadan

The government has imposed a ban on exporting brinjal, cucumber, green chili, lemon and coriander leaf ahead of the month of Ramadan, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed announced today. The ban will remain effective till the end of the Ramadan from today, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting the minister. Expressing his hopes about the reasonable...

Fruit traders go on strike

Fruit traders go on strike

Dhaka Metropolitan Fruit Traders Association has called an indefinite strike in the capital, in protest at the government's ongoing drive against chemical-laced fruits. They will keep their fruit shops shut from today until law enforcers stop harassing them by testing fruits for formalin, with what they call is a faulty device, and destroying those,...

Visiting Cambodian PM a bit sick: Official

Visiting Cambodian PM a bit sick: Official

Visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s meetings, scheduled for this morning, have been cancelled as he was feeling unwell. "He’s feeling a bit sickness…but nothing major (serious)," State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told reporters at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Shahriar Alam were scheduled to meet the...

SC cancels key Ramu attacker’s bail

SC cancels key Ramu attacker’s bail

The Supreme Court today directed Tofail Ahmed, upazila chairman of Naikhangchhari upazila of Bandarban, to surrender before a lower court in four weeks in connection with attacking and vandalising of a Buddhist temple at Ramu in Cox's Bazar in 2012. Tofail is the prime suspect in the Ramu incident according to a government investigation...

1st Ticfa meeting from Apr 27

1st Ticfa meeting from Apr 27

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said today the maiden meeting under the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) between Dhaka and Washington will be held on April 27-28. The minister disclosed this at a meeting with the Economic Reporters’ Forum (ERF) at his office. The meeting was originally scheduled for April 7-8, but was postponed...

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