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PM directs to reduce duty on rice, edible oil, sugar, date before Ramadan

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  29 Jan 2024, 19:23

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Jan 29) has directed the the authority concerned to reduce the import duty on four most essential items – rice, edible oil, sugar and date ahead of the upcoming Ramadan.

PM Sheikh Hasina delivered this directive from the Cabinet meeting at her office in the capital.

“The prime minister has given a clear directive to decrease the duty on four items – edible oil, sugar, rice and date — on the occasion of the upcoming Ramadan,” said Md Mahbub Hossain, the Cabinet Secretary, while briefing reporters at the Secretariat.

Highlighting the instructions of the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Secretary said that the supply of edible oil, sugar, dates and rice should not be reduced during Ramadan. Therefore, the Prime Minister has given instructions to reduce the duty rate of edible oil, sugar, dates and rice on the occasion of upcoming Ramadan.

Mahbub Hossain said, "The National Board of Revenue (NBR) would assess how much the duty can be curtailed."


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