Deadlock over container handling
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Dhaka, Jan. 12 -- The complications created over the apparel exporters' refusal to use the privately-operated Inland Container Depots (ICDs) warrant prompt addressing. It involves the interests of two important private sector business operators. The present situation has arisen after the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA)'s recent move to ease container congestion at the port through diverting the work of handling imported RMG consignments through the ICDs. The CPA has also submitted a proposal to the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to this effect. But complaining that the ICDs are charging higher fees as well as taking more time than the CPA to release their goods, the RMG sector's apex body Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters As...
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