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Traders fearing a crisis in the supply of dates during fasting

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Dates are one of the accompaniments of Iftar during fasting. So its demand increases every year during Ramadan. 35 to 40 thousand tons are imported at this time. 6 months before the start of fasting, these dates are imported from several countries including Saudi Arabia and Iraq. However, importers’ associations fear a crisis in Ramadan if the duty on import of dates is not reduced.

Traders said this at a discussion meeting at the Directorate of Consumer Rights Protection in the capital’s Caravan Bazaar on Sunday. In order to control the prices of dates, attar and zaynamaz during Ramadan, this consultative meeting with the traders in the Directorate of Consumer Rights to prevent fraud in imports.

They say that if import is not reduced within 15 days, there will be a crisis in the supply of dates during fasting.

In this regard, Sirajul Islam, President of the Date Importers Association, said that the import duty on dates has been increased unreasonably, which the customs authorities could not answer. He also said that there will be a shortage of dates in Ramadan even if they are not imported within 15 days.

Meanwhile, Helal Uddin, president of Shop Owners Association, called for reducing import duty and controlling product prices.

On the other hand, the Directorate of Consumer Affairs has urged not to sell Zamzam water during Ramadan. Fakir Muhammad Munawar Hossain, director of the Directorate of Consumer Affairs, said that the sale of any goods brought from abroad without duty is a punishable offence.

The Directorate of Consumer Rights Protection said that fraud in online shopping cannot be prevented as the digital business identification system DBID is not effective.



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