Bangladesh Indenting Agents Association (BIAA) President Syed Moazzem Hossain said import under direct proforma invoice and for some illegal activities by foreigners having their offices in Dhaka is making the business of legal indentors very hard day by day, said a press release.
He was speaking at a meeting held at Hotel Agrabad in Chittagong with the members of BIAA recently.
Members of BIAA executive council visited Chittagong to know the problems of BIAA members in the port city.
Syed Moazzem Hossain further said a renowned businessman of Chittagong founded the BIAA in the port city in 1980. Excessive fees in indenting registration and its renewal and hurdles in getting permission letter from the Bangladesh Bank are the main problems faced by the BIAA members, he added. He urged all indenting houses to be united under BIAA flag and requested new members to be enrolled in the association.
The meeting was attended by BIAA Senior Vice President KMA Wahed, Vice President Bahlul Mansur, EC members Bashirullah Bhuiyan, Zillur Rahim Chowdhury, KMH Shahidul Haque, Anwarul Gani, Md Nurul Absar Meah, Obaidur Rahman, Rafiqul Islam Masum and Shafiuddin Joarder, General Manager of Bangladesh Bank Chittagong Zone Harunur Rashid Chowdhury and Controller of CCI&E Chittagong Md Ali Akbar.
Leaders of BIAA KMA Wahed, KMH Shahidul Haque, Obaidur Rahman and Nurul Absar Meah took part in the discussion and highlighted the existing problems in DPI and urged BIAA leaders to take active part in dropping the concept of DPI from the next import policy of the government.