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02/07/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Customs Act, 1969

( ACT NO. IV OF 1969 )

Chapter VII

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONVEYANCE

Arrival of conveyance
42. (1) The person-in-charge of a conveyance entering Bangladesh from any place outside Bangladesh shall not cause or permit the conveyance to call or to land in the first instance at any place other than a customs-station.
 
 
(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall not apply in relation to any conveyance which is compelled by accident, stress of weather or other unavoidable cause to call or land at a place other than a customs-station but the person-in-charge of any such conveyance-
 
 
 
 
(a) shall immediately report its arrival to the nearest officer of Customs or the Officer-in-Charge of the police-station and shall on demand produce before him either the cargo book or the manifest or the log-book belonging to such conveyance;
 
 
 
 
(b) shall not, without the consent of any such officer, permit any goods carried in the conveyance to be unloaded from, or any of the crew or passenger to depart from its vicinity;
 
 
 
 
(c) shall comply with any direction given by such officer with respect to any such goods; and no passenger or member of the crew shall, without the consent of any such officer, leave the vicinity of the conveyance:
 
 
 
 
Provided that nothing in this section shall prohibit the departure of any passenger or member of the crew from the vicinity of, or the removal of goods from, the conveyance where such departure or removal is necessary for reasons of health, safety or the preservation of life or property.

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