The National Board of Revenue (NBR) made the decision yesterday to facilitate export and import activities of the country’s main export earning industry, said a press release.
The revenue authorities came up with the decision following request from apparel exporters for smooth export activities of the leading exporting sector, officials said.
However, the government has declared September 11 a holiday as part of a six-day long vacation starting from this Friday (September 9). The government offices will go into six-day long holidays starting from September 9 ahead of Eid ul Azha.
The NBR said its customs houses in Dhaka, Chittagong, Mongla, Pangaon and Benapole will remain open to provide services to exporters during the period for smooth import-export activities, according to a press release.
Customs Bond Commissionerates in Dhaka and Chittagong, as well as Inland Container Depot at Kamlapur, will also remain open for three days --from September 9 to September 11 – to support exporters ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, said the NBR.
Similarly, the revenue authorities has requested all the relevant stakeholders, including relevant ports, bank branches, and other concerned agencies to keep their offices open during these three days so the necessary activities can be carried out smoothly, it added.