Apples and oranges worth Tk 10 crore will be sold in the auction


Chittagong Custom House has decided to sell fruits and vegetables worth about Tk 10 crores in an auction as the importers did not take delivery of the products. The auction will be held in the hall room of Chittagong Customs House auction branch for three days from Monday (July 8).

Auction will be held from 11 am daily. In the meantime, Chittagong customs authorities have miked the surrounding area of ​​two kilometers including Falmandi in Chittagong city on the occasion of the auction.

Commissioner of Chittagong Custom House. Faizur Rahman said, Chittagong Custom House sells perishable goods in open tender or public auction in addition to normal auction. As a result, apples and oranges are being auctioned.

According to Chittagong Customs Authority, apples and oranges will be auctioned on Monday (July 8) on the first day of the three-day public auction. Out of this, 46 and a half tons of apples worth 82 lakh 41 thousand 18 taka and 47 and a half tons of apples worth 85 lakh 41 thousand 896 taka will be auctioned. Besides, 23 and a half tons of oranges worth 40 lakh 98 thousand 494 taka and 23 and a half tons of oranges worth 40 lakh 76 thousand 154 taka will be auctioned.

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The next day, Tuesday (July 9), 87 and a half tons worth 1 crore 52 lakh 22 thousand 165 taka, 22 tons worth 37 lakh 94 thousand 292 taka and 46 and a half tons of mandarin worth 80 lakh 78 thousand 590 taka will be auctioned. Besides, 23 tons of apples worth 41 lakh 20 thousand 907 taka and 23 tons of apples worth 41 lakh 20 thousand 907 taka will be auctioned.

On Wednesday (July 10), 23 and a half tons of apples worth 41 lakh 20 thousand 907 taka and 47 and a half tons of apples worth 85 lakh 41 thousand 896 taka, 45 and a half tons of mandarins worth 79 lakh 47 thousand 687 taka and 1 crore 84 lakh 10 thousand 924 will be auctioned on Wednesday (July 10). 25 tons of dates worth Rs.

As per rules, the importer has to take delivery within 30 days of the imported goods leaving the ship at the port yard. If an importer does not take delivery of the goods within this period, the customs will issue a notice to him. If the goods are not delivered within 15 days of giving the notice, the customs authorities can auction them.

But traders who regularly participate in customs auctions say that the port and customs have not been able to implement this rule of auctioning within 45 days for a long time. Perishable goods such as containers are getting spoiled due to not being auctioned on time. Likewise, due to import goods not being released on time, there is a jam in the containers at the port yard. The government is losing revenue from both sides.

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