1[197A. (1) Subject to the directions of the Board, an officer of Customs may, within his lawful authority, carry out all the Customs control as he deems necessary.
(2) For the purpose of identifying and evaluating the risks, and developing the necessary counter-measures thereof, the Customs control, including random check, shall primarily be based on risk analysis done by using electronic data-processing techniques, if available, according to the criteria developed at local, national or international level.
(3) The Board shall establish a Customs Risk Management Unit for conducting the overall customs risk management including automated risk management. For the purpose of conducting risk management in a coordinated manner with other government agencies managing international passenger traffic and controlling goods, cargo or transport a National Risk Targeting Center shall be created and managed by this Unit.
(4) For the purpose of this section, the Board may appoint required number of customs officers and staffs and, from time to time, formulate rules and operational procedures.
Explanations.¾For the purpose of this section, “Customs control” means measures applied by officers of customs to ensure compliance with this Act governing the import, export, transit, transfer and storage of goods and passengers including crew between Bangladesh and other countries or territories, and the presence and movements of consignments imported into, and exported from, Bangladesh and in transit.]