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Bangladesh - Implementation of Advance Cargo Manifest for Import Shipment

In accordance with World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh is going to implement Pre-Arrival Processing (PAP) from 1 July 2019. Customs House Chittagong has issued a notice (circular) to all concerned to follow the mentioned timeline.

Effective 1 July 2019, all Shipping Lines (Carriers) must submit the complete Electronic Cargo Manifest [i.e. Import General Manifest (IGM)] before the vessel departs from the last port of call. As such, APL have to submit the Import General Manifest (IGM) to the Customs 48 hours prior to the vessel sailing from the last port of call.

To ensure accuracy and on-time manifest submission, kindly complete all necessary documentation for your shipments within gate-in date at Port of Origin. The complete Shippping Instructions (SI) are to be submitted to APL before the vessel departs from the Port of Origin.

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