IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jul 2009 | Removal date: 01 Jul 2010
Still in force

Import tariff

On 11 June 2009, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh presented the 2009-10 budget. The major provisions that will have implications on international trade and investment are as follows:
 

  • Export subsidies given to the sectors worst affected by the recession have been increased by 2.5%. Furthermore, the procedures to obtain the subsidies has been simplified.
  • The official lending rate for loans used for imports and investment in certain sectors has been reduced to 12-13%.
  • The time limit for bank loan repayments have been extended for all manufactures and exporters.
  • The size of the Export Development Fund increased from USD 1 million to USD 1.5 million.
  • A subsidy on imports of urea and non-urea fertilizer has been introduced to protect farmers from a price hike for these products on world markets.
  • The import duty on basic raw materials was reduced from 7% to 5%.
  • The VAT on imports of raw materials to produce pesticides was withdrawn.
  • A 5% regulatory duty on imports of certain luxury items has been introduced.
  • The regulatory duty on imports of luxury vehicles was increased.
  • An exemption from supplementary duty on imports of hybrid cars was introduced.
  • The import of taxicabs were restricted to a minimum 1500 CC capacity and of at least 10 vehicles in each order. Further, the customs duty has been capped at 20% and all other duties have been waived.
  • An 25% ad-valorem duty on mobile phone sets replaces the fixed Taka 300/set duty. Furthermore, such imports are exempt from VAT and supplementary duties.
  • Solar panel imports were exempted from customs duty; energy saving lamps exempted from customs duty of 7% and VAT.
  • The 7% import duty on ocean-going vessels of over 3000 metric tons capacity was withdrawn.
  • A 5% import duty on newsprint was introduce, while the VAT on imports of paper pulp was withdrawn.
  • All books (other than text books) received a reduced import duty of 5%, down from 12%.
  • A regulatory duty of 5% was imposed on milk imports to protect the local industry.
  • A Supplementary Duty (SD) of 20% was imposed on particle board, hard board, medium density fibre board, plywood, leather goods, mosquito coil, imitation jewelry and corrugated carton imports,
  • The SD was increased from 20% to 45% for imports of footwear, ceramic tiles, tableware, sanitary ware, and other ceramic items.
  • The SD was increased from 20% to 60% on air-conditioners and luxury light fittings.
  • The SD was increased from 60% to 100% on biscuits.
  • The SD on refrigerators was increased from 20% to 30%.
  • The SD of 20% on bulk imports of milk based food preparation was withdrawn.
  • An SD of 45% was imposed onAC parts.
  • The customs duty was reduced from 25% to 15% and the SD withdrawn for imports of Dioctyl Orthophthalates of pharmaceutical grade.
  • The import duty on sulphur, titanium based pigments, compound plasticizer used in rubber industries was reduced from 12% to 5%, and on unfinished raw materials to produce brake lining of asbestos from 25% to 12%.
  • The import duty on taps, cocks, valves of diameter less than one inch increased from 3% to 25%.
  • The import duty on lid cap and zylenes increased from 7% to 12%.
  • The 15% VAT on manganese ore imports was withdrawn.
  • The import duty on sports outfits for shooting sports was increased from 12% to 25%.
  • The specific duty on Petroleum bitumen in drums was increased from Taka 3500 per metric ton to Taka 4000.

Additional tariff lines affected that are not a part of the budget speech but included in later documents have been included directly and are referenced in the sources linked.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

142 Non-ferrous metal ores & concentrates
2602 Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20 % or more, calculated on the dry weight.
260200 Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20 % or more, calculated on the dry weight.
216 Vegetable oils
1513 Coconut (copra), palm kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
151319 Other
151321 Crude oil
151329 Other
232 Starches & starch products; sugars & sugar syrups n.e.c.
1702 Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel.
170211 Containing by weight 99 % or more lactose, expressed as anhydrous lactose, calculated on the dry matter
170230 Glucose and glucose syrup, not containing fructose or containing in the dry state less than 20 % by weight of fructose
233 Preparations used in animal feeding; lucerne meal & pellets
2309 Preparations of a kind used in animal feeding.
230990 Other
234 Bakery products
1905 Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
190531 Sweet biscuits
239 Food products n.e.c.
1901 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of
190110 Preparations for infant use, put up for retail sale
190190 Other
292 Luggage & handbags; saddlery & harness; other leather articles
4202 Trunks, suitcases, vanitycases, executivecases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travellingbags, insulated food or beverages bags, toile
420212 With outer surface of plastics or of textile materials
420222 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
293 Footwear other than sports footwear
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640220 Footwear with upper straps or thongs assembled to the sole by means of plugs
640299 Other
314 Boards & panels
4410 Particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and similar board (for example, waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances.
441011 Particle board
4411 Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances.
441114 Of a thickness exceeding 9 mm
321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4703 Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than dissolving grades.
470329 Nonconiferous
4706 Pulps of fibres derived from recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard or of other fibrous cellulosic material.
470692 Chemical
4801 Newsprint, in rolls or sheets.
480100 Newsprint, in rolls or sheets.
322 Books, in print
4901 Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets.
490199 Other
335 Petroleum jelly, coke or bitumen; paraffin wax & similar products
2713 Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals.
271320 Petroleum bitumen
341 Basic organic chemicals
2902 Cyclic hydrocarbons.
290230 Toluene
2917 Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291735 Phthalic anhydride
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2809 Diphosphorus pentaoxide; phosphoric acid; polyphosphoric acids, whether or not chemically defined.
280920 Phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acids
343 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins; colouring matter n.e.c.
3206 Other colouring matter; preparations as specified in Note 3 to this Chapter, other than those of heading 32.03, 32.04 or 32.05; inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined.
320611 Containing 80 % or more by weight of titanium dioxide calculated on the dry matter
320649 Other
346 Fertilizers & pesticides
3105 Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg.
310530 Diammonium hydrogenorthophosphate (diammonium phosphate)
3808 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, antisprouting products and plantgrowth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphurtreated bands, wi
380891 Insecticides
380892 Fungicides
380893 Herbicides, antisprouting products and plantgrowth regulators
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3812 Prepared rubber accelerators; compound plasticisers for rubber or plastics, not elsewhere specified or included; antioxidising preparations and other compound stabilisers for rubber or plastics.
381230 Antioxidising preparations and other compound stabilisers for rubber or plastics
372 Non-structural ceramic ware
6911 Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, of porcelain or china.
691110 Tableware and kitchenware
373 Refractory products & structural non-refractory clay products
6907 Unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing.
690790 Other
6908 Glazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing.
690890 Other
387 Prefabricated buildings
9406 Prefabricated buildings.
940600 Prefabricated buildings.
389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
7117 Imitation jewellery.
711719 Other
711790 Other
9603 Brooms, brushes (including brushes constituting parts of machines, appliances or vehicles), handoperated mechanical floor sweepers, not motorised, mops and feather dusters; prepared knots and tufts for broom or brush making; paint pads and rollers; squee
960321 Tooth brushes, including dentalplate brushes
412 Products of iron or steel
7217 Wire of iron or nonalloy steel.
721710 Not plated or coated, whether or not polished
721720 Plated or coated with zinc
721730 Plated or coated with other base metals
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8481 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressurereducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves.
848180 Other appliances
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8415 Air conditioning machines, comprising a motordriven fan and elements for changing the temperature and humidity, including those machines in which the humidity cannot be separately regulated.
841510 Window or wall types, selfcontained or ìsplitsystemî
841581 Incorporating a refrigerating unit and a valve for reversal of the cooling/heat cycle (reversible heat pumps)
841583 Not incorporating a refrigerating unit
841590 Parts
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841861 Heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15
841869 Other
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841950 Heat exchange units
841960 Machinery for liquefying air or other gases
841989 Other
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841810 Combined refrigeratorfreezers, fitted with separate external doors
841830 Freezers of the chest type, not exceeding 800 l capacity
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841939 Other
465 Electric filament or discharge lamps; lighting equipment; parts
8513 Portable electric lamps designed to function by their own source of energy (for example, dry batteries, accumulators, magnetos), other than lighting equipment of heading 85.12.
851310 Lamps
8539 Electric filament or discharge lamps, including sealed beam lamp units and ultraviolet or infrared lamps; arclamps.
853931 Fluorescent, hot cathode
853990 Parts
9405 Lamps and lighting fittings including searchlights and spotlights and parts thereof, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like, having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof not elsewhere spe
940510 Chandeliers and other electric ceiling or wall lighting fittings, excluding those of a kind used for lighting public open spaces or thoroughfares
940540 Other electric lamps and lighting fittings
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
8541 Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezoelectric crystals.
854140 Photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes
472 Television & radio transmitters; cameras; telephone sets
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851712 Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks
851761 Base stations
851762 Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus
473 Broadcast recording apparatus; microphones, loudspeakers, etc.
8528 Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radiobroadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus.
852841 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
852851 Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 84.71
852872 Other, colour
852873 Other, monochrome
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8517 Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a lo
851770 Parts
475 Disks, tapes, storage devices & other media, not recorded
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852341 Unrecorded
476 Disks, tapes & other physical media, recorded
" class="default-popupover-item"> 8523 Discs, tapes, solidstate nonvolatile storage devices, "smart cards" and other media for the recording of sound or of other phenomena, whether or not recorded, including matrices and masters for the production of discs, but excluding products of Chapter
852329 Other
852349 Other
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870310 Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
870390 Other
499 Other transport equipment & parts
8711 Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without sidecars; sidecars.
871110 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cc
871120 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc but not exceeding 250 cc

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