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The Customs Act, 1969

( ACT NO. IV OF 1969 )

Chapter X

CLEARANCE OF GOODS FOR HOME-CONSUMPTION

Authorized Economic Operator
1[83E. (1) 2[The Commissioner of Customs (Valuation and Internal Audit) shall, in a manner prescribed by the Board] , award the status of an Authorized Economic Operator to the persons established in Bangladesh who have demonstrated an appropriate level of compliance with this Act and rules made thereunder and fulfill such other criteria related to compliance or the risk of non-compliance as prescribed by the Board.
 
(2) An Authorized Economic Operator shall enjoy simplified Customs formalities in accordance with the terms and conditions as prescribed by the Board.
 
(3) The Government may enter into international agreements to award the Authorized Economic Operator benefits provided under this section to the persons established in countries other than Bangladesh:
 
Provided that the Government is satisfied that the conditions and obligations defined by the relevant legislation of such other countries are equivalent to those prescribed under this section and that such benefits are allowed to persons established in Bangladesh on a reciprocal basis.
 
(4) Subject to international agreements to sub-section (3), the Board shall award the Authorized Economic Operator benefits provided under this section to those persons who fulfill the conditions and comply with obligations defined by the relevant legislation of the foreign country.]

  • 1
    Section 83E was inserted by section 3 of অর্থ আইন, ২০১৭ (২০১৭ সনের ১৪ নং আইন)
  • 2
    The words, comma and brackets “The Commissioner of Customs (Valuation and Internal Audit) shall, in a manner prescribed by the Board” were substituted for the words and comma “The Commissioner of Customs shall, in a manner prescribed by the Board’’ by section 5 of অর্থ আইন, ২০১৮ (২০১৮ সনের ২২ নং আইন) (With effect from 1st July 2018).
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