Liquor Trade | The Daily Star
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    Licence of lies

    It is a piece of paper full of lies and yet it is the legal government document that allows a person to drink alcohol in Bangladesh.

  • Out of watch with legal shield

    Almost every time any government agency tried to ensure accountability and transparency of the duty-free liquor trade, it found itself in a legal limbo. Over the last two decades, diplomatic bonded warehouses, who import duty-free liquor for diplomats and foreigners, filed writ after writ with the High Court challenging the legality of the government action.

  • liquor business

    GIVEN BY GHOSTS

    Officially, most bars and social clubs neither import nor purchase alcohol yet they log huge sales; restrictive law, high import tariff, bureaucratic nightmare encouraging smuggling; govt loses big, earning almost nothing out of this trade.

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