Record low time for duty assessment


Benapole Customs House has set a new record across the country by reducing the customs duty assessment time by issuing customs delivery orders in just ten minutes and release orders in 9 minutes. 

Benapole Custom House, the second largest in the country, set the record on Tuesday, in 19 minutes for customs duty to release order. This information was given by the Benapole Customs commissioner Belal Hossain Chowdhury of behalf of National Board of  Revenue (NBR) on Tuesday. 

According to the NBR, 42 railway wagons loaded with dry Chili, Turmeric and Ginger  are imported from India through Benapole. 2,600 Tonns  of Chili, Turmeric and Ginger. Benapole Customs Commissioner Belal Hossain Chowdhury took this quick step to get the goods to the people quickly to prevent possible crisis.

According to the NBR's Central Customs Software, Asykuda World, the goods wagons arrived at Benapole Railway Station at 6:19 pm on June 1, at 11:00 pm, C&F agent Sarathi registered the bill of entry customs House asykuda system. At 9.00 a.m., Revenue Officer Naeem Miron approved the duty and issued the release order to delivered the consignment.

At 9 minutes the C&F agent deposited the tax at the Sonali Bank. Assistant Revenue Officer Mizanur Rahman printed the release order.

In all, the customs formalities  was completed within 19 minutes. Of these, customs duty is printed in 10 minutes and release order is printed in the next 9 minutes.

Revenue Officer Naeem Miron said that this is the challenging  work of  Customs in the entire import process. During the last 9 minutes, the C&F agent took the money. If the documents work is correct, not only rail cargo, but all types of consignments can be cleared quickly.