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The Bangladesh Flag Vessels (Protection) Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. XIV OF 1982 )

Limitation on carriage of cargoes of sea-borne trade
3. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, at least forty per cent of the sea-borne cargoes relating to foreign trade of Bangladesh shall, subject to the other provisions of this Ordinance, be carried by Bangladesh f lag vessels:
Provided that this limitation shall not apply to-
(a) any cargo which is required to be carried by any vessel in accordance with any reciprocal arrangement made between the two trading partners; or
(b) any cargo in respect of which a certificate of waiver is issued by the Prescribed Authority 1[; or]
2[(c) any cargo in respect of which a general waiver is announced by the Prescribed Authority.]

  • 1
    The semi-colon (;) was substituted for the full-stop (.) and thereafter the word “or” was added by section 2 of the Bangladesh Flag Vessels (Amendment) Act, 2003 (Act No. XXVI of 2003)
  • 2
    Clause (c) was substituted by section 2 of The Bangladesh Flag Vessels (Protection) (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act. No. XVIII of 2009) (with effect from 12th July, 2007).
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