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03/07/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Customs Act, 1969

( ACT NO. IV OF 1969 )

Chapter V

LEVY OF, EXEMPTION FROM AND REPAYMENT OF, CUSTOMS-DUTIES

Requisition to produce documents
1[26. (1) Where-
 
 
 
 
(a) an officer of Customs has reasons to believe that goods have been unlawfully imported, exported, under valued or overvalued, entered, removed, or otherwise unlawfully dealt with by any person contrary to this Act or that any person attempts to import, export, under or overvalue, enter, remove or otherwise deal with any goods; or
 
 
 
 
(b) goods have been seized under this Act, an officer of Customs not below the rank of an Assistant Commissioner may, by notice in writing, require that person or any person whom the officer suspects to be or to have been the owner, importer or exporter of those goods, or agent thereof, as the case may be, as and when required, to produce and deliver to the officer or to any other specified Customs officer all books of account, invoice books, or other books, records or documents in which any entry or memorandum appears or may be supposed to appear in respect of the purchase, importation, exportation, cost, or value of, or payment for, the goods and any other goods so imported or exported or otherwise dealt with within a period of three years preceding the date of the notice.
 
 
 
 
(2) In addition to the requirements of sub-section (1) of this section, an officer of Customs not below the rank of an Assistant Commissioner may require the owner or importer or exporter of those goods, or agent thereof, as the case may be, as and 2[when necessary], to-
 
 
 
 
(a) produce for the inspection of the officer or any specified Customs officer, and allow the officer to make copies of or extracts from, any of the documents, books, or records referred to in sub-section (1), 3[* * *]
 
 
 
 
4[(aa) transmit or send, by electronic or other means, the information contained in those documents, books or records, and]
 
 
 
 
(b) answer any question concerning those documents, books, or records.

  • 1
    Section 26, 26A, 26B, 26C and 26D were substituted for the former section 26 by section 13 of অর্থ আইন, ২০০০ (২০০০ সনের ১৫ নং আইন)
  • 2
    The words “when necessary” were substituted for the words “when required” by section 11 of অর্থ আইন, ২০০১ (২০০১ সনের ৩০ নং আইন)
  • 3
    The word “and” was omitted by section 11 of অর্থ আইন, ২০০১ (২০০১ সনের ৩০ নং আইন)
  • 4
    Clause (aa) was inserted by section 11 of অর্থ আইন, ২০০১ (২০০১ সনের ৩০ নং আইন)
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