Today is the International Customs Day. The day is being observed in Bangladesh along with 179-member countries of the World Customs Organization (WCO).
Like each year, the National Board of Revenue has taken elaborate programs to observe the day with the customs stakeholders.
This year’s theme for Customs Day is dedicated to the ‘Swift and smooth cross-border movement of goods, people and means of transport,’ with the slogan ‘Smart borders for seamless trade, travel, and transport.’
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on this day, wishing the success of all programs undertaken by NBR and expressed that this year’s slogan is time-befitting.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government has taken different initiatives to simplify the process of customs for ensuring smooth export and import.
She hopes that the customs administration will play a vital role to create a rich revenue treasure by building a strong foundation of the country’s economy.