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Bangladesh (BD)

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1. Precondition for market access

1.1 Establishment listing

Initial listing procedure for edible productsRequired?
Export registrationYes
Establishment listing for BangladeshNo
 1.2 Access for products for human consumption
ProductAccess?
Finfish  Yes
BivalvesYes
CrustaceansYes
EchinodermsYes
GastropodsYes
CephalopodsYes
TunicatesYes
CrocodileNo

1.3 Access for non-prescribed goods

ProductAccess?
Technical products pharmaceutical materialNo agreed certification
Rendered productsNo agreed certification
Crocodile skins and hidesNo agreed certification
ShellsNo agreed certification

Non-prescribed goods are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

Furthermore, the Rules do not apply to:

  • liquid fish products exported in a consignment of no more than 10 litres
  • dried fish and dried fish products (other than dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 2 kilograms
  • fish and fish products (other than liquid fish and dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 10 kilograms.
However, the Department may provide an export certificate if one is required by the importing country competent authority.

1.4 Australian products that do not meet Bangladeshi official requirements

1.5 Premises and equipment

Bangladesh has no known additional requirements for premises and equipment that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

2. Operational requirements

2.1 General operational requirements

Bangladesh has no known additional requirements for specific operations that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

2.2 Microbial and residue sampling, and maximum acceptable limits

Bangladesh has no known additional requirements for microbial sampling of fish and fish products that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

3. Harvesting and processing

3.1 Sourcing of fish and fish products

Bangladesh has no known additional requirements for sourcing of fish and fish products that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

3.2 Sourcing, slaughter and post-mortem inspection of crocodiles

Bangladesh has no agreed requirements for the slaughter and postmortem inspection of crocodiles.

3.3 Refrigeration, transfer and loadout

Bangladesh has no known additional requirements for refrigeration, transfer and loadout that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

4. Production for human consumption

4.1 Fish and fish products

5. Production of non-prescribed goods

5.1 Non-prescribed goods

Crocodile skins and hides

Crocodile skins and hides are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

Rendered products

Rendered products are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

Technical products and pharmaceutical material

No agreed certification. Please contact import officials to confirm importing country requirements.

Shells

Shells are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

6. Labelling, use-by date, trade description and shipping marks (port marks)

6.1 Labelling and trade description

Bangladesh has no known specific requirements for labelling and trade description in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

6.2 Use-by date and/or shelf life restrictions

Bangladesh has no known specific requirements for use-by dates and/or shelf life restrictions in addition to Departmental-administered legislation.

6.3 Shipping marks (port marks)

Bangladesh has no known specific requirements for shipping marks (port marks).

7. Documentation requirements for products for human consumption

7.1 Live seafood

Live finfish, bivalves, crustaceans, gastropods, cephalopods and tunicates

For export eligible live seafood, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition with endorsement 3672.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Endorsement 3672
  1. Routine fallout monitoring has been undertaken in all Australian states since the mid-1950's. Following the cessation of French atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific in 1974, fallout deposits decreased rapidly until present, where levels are at or below the minimum detectable,
  2. Monitoring since Chernobyl has shown no increase in fallout deposits and indications are that all fallout has now occurred and there will be no change, and
  3. Extensive testing since the Chernobyl accident of all agricultural products (including the fish products listed above) exported from Australia confirms that the radioactivity levels are negligible and therefore significantly less than 50 becquerels per kilogram measured as Caesium 134 and Caesium 137.
  4. Based on the registration, approval and compliance activities of Australian regulatory agencies, the certifying authority has no reason to suspect that the above product contains formalin.

7.2 Non-viable seafood

Non-viable finfish, bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms, gastropods, cephalopods and tunicates

For export eligible non-viable seafood, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition with endorsement 3672.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Endorsement 3672
  1. Routine fallout monitoring has been undertaken in all Australian states since the mid-1950's. Following the cessation of French atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific in 1974, fallout deposits decreased rapidly until present, where levels are at or below the minimum detectable,
  2. Monitoring since Chernobyl has shown no increase in fallout deposits and indications are that all fallout has now occurred and there will be no change, and
  3. Extensive testing since the Chernobyl accident of all agricultural products (including the fish products listed above) exported from Australia confirms that the radioactivity levels are negligible and therefore significantly less than 50 becquerels per kilogram measured as Caesium 134 and Caesium 137.
  4. Based on the registration, approval and compliance activities of Australian regulatory agencies, the certifying authority has no reason to suspect that the above product contains formalin.

7.3 Crocodiles

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile meat into Bangladesh.

8. Documentation requirements for non-prescribed goods

8.1 Technical products and pharmaceutical material

There is no agreed certification for import of technical products and pharmaceutical materials into Bangladesh. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any technical products or pharmaceutical material.

8.2 Rendered products

There is no agreed certification for import of rendered products into Bangladesh. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any rendered products.

8.3 Crocodile skins and hides

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile skins and hides into Bangladesh. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any crocodile skins and hides.

8.4 Shells

There is no agreed certification for import of shells into Bangladesh. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any shells.

9. Shipping and airfreight requirements

10. Port-of-entry clearance inspection and testing

11. Definitions

Latest updates

10/06/2021 - References to export legislation have been updated.
Last updated: 10/06/2021 3:23 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:13 PM