Dhaka, Bangladesh
BJS demands more dealer permission

BJS demands more dealer permission

News Report Leaders of Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BJS) has demanded more authorised dealers for importing gold bars from abroad. Bangladesh Bank gave a total of 18 companies across the country permission on Sunday for importing gold from among 42 applications from different entities, including banks and jewellers, to be enlisted as authorised gold dealers, they added. They were speaking at a press conference held at a city hotel on Monday. Bangladesh Jewellers Samity president Enamul Haque Dollon presided over the function. Among others, General secretary Dilip Kumar Agarwal, senior vice-president M A Hannan, vice-president Dr. Dewan Aminul Islam Shaheen, Babul Miah, Ranajeet Ghosh, Kazi Aminul Islam Kazal spoke at the function. They said the local gold dealers are capable of importing gold bars directly from the international market, especially from Dubai of the United Arab Emirates, and it will help to reduce smuggling. The leaders also urged allotting plots in economic zones for establishing diamond- cutting industries. Bangladesh Bank has received 42 applications from different entities including banks and jewellers. BJS president Enamul Haque Dollon said, "The registration of gold dealers would help end the country's gold businesses' dependency on smuggled gold as the country has never imported gold since its independence." Besides, the import of gold would create scope for exporting the gold jewelleries from the country after value addition, Dilip Kumar Agarwal GS said. Of the applications, only two are from scheduled banks including, Modhumoti Bank, and the rest are from different jewellery houses and firms.

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