Bangladesh to export 2,000 tonnes of Hilsa fish to India ahead of Durga Puja
Dhaka, September 21: The Commerce Ministry has allowed 52 companies to export Hilsa fish (Ilish) to India on the occasion of the upcoming Durga Puja. Each company has been allowed to export a maximum of 40 metric tonnes, for a total of 2,080 metric tonnes of the delicacy.
The permission was given in a letter from the ministry's Export-2 branch on Monday (September 20). The letter has been sent to the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports.
It is said that on the occasion of the upcoming Durga Puja, after checking and selecting the applications received for the export of hilsa fish, 52 companies were given conditional permission to export the prescribed amount of hilsa fish to India.
Each company has been allowed to export 40 metric tonnes of hilsa. As such, a total of 2,080 metric tonnes of fish has been allowed to be exported.
The terms of Hilsa export says that the rules of export policy 2018-2021 have to be followed; Exported goods must be physically inspected by customs officials; At the end of each consignment, export related documents have to be submitted to Export-2 Branch; Hilsa cannot be sent more than the allowed amount.
It further said that the permission will be valid till October 10. However, if the government imposes any restrictions on fishing and transportation, the permit will expire as soon as it becomes effective; This permission is not transferable in any way, and cannot be exported on a sub-contract without an authorized exporter.