Customs to destroy 385 containers of expired products at Ctg port

Demolition process will start from 9/11 in Ananda Bazar neighborhood of Halishahar in Chattogram

TBS report

03 September 2022, 22:05

Last modification: 03 September 2022, 22:08

Archive photo of the port of Chattogram. Photo: TBS


Archive photo of the port of Chattogram. Photo: TBS

Chattogram Customs will destroy 385 containers of goods that perished at Chattogram Port as they were not received by importers.

The demolition process will start from September 11 in the Ananda Bazar neighborhood of Halishahar in Chattogram.

A preparatory meeting was held on September 1 at Chattogram Port Bhaban in this regard, attended by officials from Chattogram Customs, Ministry of Environment, Chattogram Metropolitan Police, Fire Department and Border Guards from Bangladesh.

Previously, the Ministry of Environment approved a vacant area next to the Chattogram City Corporation dump station in Ananda Bazar as a disposal ground for expired products.

Santos Soren, deputy commissioner of Chattogram Customs House, said the imported goods will be destroyed and buried in five acres of land, so there will be no chance of spreading a bad smell. It will take about 15-20 days to complete the demolition process.

According to Chattogram Customs House sources, containers full of expired goods are stored in Chattogram Port Yard and some private depots. The customs office does not have its own facility for the destruction of expired goods. Thus, an empty space next to the municipality’s landfill space was selected.

Sometimes importers do not take delivery of various products imported from abroad. In addition, the authorities seize certain goods during physical checks if traders attempt to import them while evading customs duties.

According to the rules, importers receive notice of receipt of their products within 30 days. If they do not receive their imports on time, Customs auctions these goods.

If the imported goods perish at the port even after completing the regular procedure, the customs authorities destroy them.