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EPB asks goods exporters to EU, UK

FE REPORT | June 05, 2023 00:00:00

The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) asked the registered exporters (REX) to timely submit documents of all export consignments on its Export Tracker platform for proper monitoring and verification.

In a recent letter to the exporters, who mainly export goods to the European Union (EU) under its REX System, the EPB also asked them to pay the dues, if any, by June 30 - to avoid any complexities in case of registration renewal and REX verification as well as to get administrative assistance from the bureau.

The letter, signed by Director (Textile) Mahmudul Hasan, mentioned that most of the exporters, who export to the EU, pay service charge and receive pay-slip. But they do not submit consignment documents in the Export Tracker platform.

"Submission of documents in the Export Tracker platform is very essential for REX monitoring and verification," said the letter.

Mr Hasan told the FE on Sunday that four types of documents need to be uploaded in the platform against each consignment.

Each of the apparel exporters has hundreds of consignments exported to the EU. Thus, a huge number of documents need to be uploaded.

"Uploading these documents is necessary for their own sake to avoid any delay, if any verification of documents is sought by the EU."

Mr Hasan also said if the documents are not available online, the EPB needs to ask the exporters concerned to submit the documents manually, which takes a long time as well as causes delay and sufferings for them.

In another letter, the EPB also informed the traders, who export goods to the United Kingdom (UK) under its Generalised System of Preference (GSP) scheme - namely Developing Countries Trading System (DCTS), to upload documents of exported consignments to the Export Tracker platform by paying fees.

The EPB asked them to submit the documents since January 01 this year for the trades completed under the DCTS system. They were also advised to submit documents of consignments since 31 December 2021, which were shipped under REX system to the UK.

Mr Hasan said the exporters, who export goods only to the UK, do not need to have REX number. But they need registration at the EPB to get services from the bureau.

However, the exporters, who export to both the UK and the EU, must have REX number to get services for exporting goods to any European country, he added.

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