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Cabinet forms committee to review Tariff Commission Bill further

  • Published at 06:32 pm June 4th, 2018
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs the regular weekly Cabinet meeting at her office in Dhaka on Monday, June 4, 2018 Focus Bangla

The principal secretary to the PMO will be as the convener of the committee

The Cabinet has formed a six-member committee to review the draft of the Bangladesh Tariff Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2018 further.

The committee was constituted at the regular weekly Cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Dhaka on Monday, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

"The draft law was placed before the Cabinet on Monday, but the meeting sent it back for further review," said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam while briefing the reporters after the meeting.

He said the principal secretary to the PMO would act as the convener of the committee, while the Tariff Commission chairman as its member secretary.

The four other committee members are secretaries to the Ministries of Finance, Commerce and Industries, and the chairman of the National Board of Revenue, Shafiul added.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet was apprised of the visit of Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali to Japan on May 13-15.

During the visit, Shafiul said, the Emperor of Japan was invited to attend the golden jubilee celebration of Bangladesh's independence to be held on March 26, 2021 in Dhaka.

In response, the authorities of Japan assured the foreign minister of actively considering the invitation.

Besides, Japan assured Ali of providing all the necessary support to solve the Rohingya crisis.

During his visit, the issue on introduction of Dhaka-Tokyo direct air flight was also discussed, said the Cabinet secretary, adding that a decision was taken to further discuss it at the next Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) meeting.

Monday’s Cabinet meeting was also informed about the participation of the Bangladesh Delegation, led by Finance Minister AMA Muhith, in the 51st Board of Governors' Meeting of the Asian Development Bank on May 3-6 in Manila, Philippines.