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90 metric tons of onions have been imported by TCB for 5 days

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Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), a government agency imported from India, has kept 90 metric tons of onions for five days. In this, the onions are getting spoiled at the transportation stage. Hemant Kumar Sarkar, Sub-Assistant Officer of Vegetation Control of Benapole Port, admitted the fact of the incident.

Hemant Kumar Sarkar said, ‘Onion cars imported by TCB from India arrived at Benapole land port four days ago. There are 90 metric tons of onions. TCB has a representative for product redemption. And cleared through a Clearing and Forwarding (C&F) agent. I can’t say why they didn’t clear the onion shipment.’

Mustakin Mondal, an Indian truck driver who brought onions, said, ‘I have been sitting at Benapole port for the past five days. The onions are spoiling. I don’t know anything about redemption. I can’t even contact any importer for redemption.’

Mortaza Sharif, manager of C&F Agent Messrs. Confidence, said, “I could not redeem the product because I did not get a document from TCB.”

Benapole Customs House Commissioner Abdul Hakeem said, “The onion consignment cannot be released as the C&F agent has not submitted the ‘Bill of Entry’. Although we are eager to redeem the product, it is not possible to redeem due to non-availability of documents. Once the C&F agent submits the Bill of Entry papers to Customs, the consignment will be released quickly.’


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