Reciprocity in the matter of recognition of certificates of survey and registry
32. (1) Where the Government is satisfied that by the law or practice of any foreign country inland ships having certificates of registry granted under this Ordinance-
(a) obtain, by reason of such certificate, any special exemption in that country while plying on inland waters thereof, or
(b) are required as a condition of plying on inland waters of that country to comply with any special requirement, whether by way of registration anew or payment of a fee or otherwise,
the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, direct that the same exemption or requirement, or an exemption or a requirement as similar thereto as may be, shall by way of reciprocity, be granted to or imposed upon inland ship registered in that country while plying on inland waters of Bangladesh.
(2) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, direct that the provision of sub-section (1) relating to reciprocity in the matter of certificates of registry shall apply, so far as may be, to certificates of survey, certificates of competency and licences granted or issued under this Ordinance.