Northwest Horticultural Council
Population: 164,098,818 (July 2021 est.)
Official Language(s): Bangla
Please click on the above link for a list of Codex MRLs.
II. CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVE INFORMATION
A. Chemical residue standards:
Bangladesh maintains a national MRL list. They defer to Codex when a national MRL is not established. Bangladesh does not apply a default MRL.
B. Monitoring chemical residues:
C. Restrictions on use of waxes:
III. ORGANIC FRUIT REGULATIONS
A tariff of 25% is assessed on apples, pears, and cherries.
Additional domestic taxes raise the total apple tariff to over 61%.
V. NON-TARIFF BARRIERS
A. Labeling requirements:
Cartons must be labeled with origin, weight, brand and name and address of packer and shipper
B. Licenses and quotas:
An Open General License (OGL) is required for importation.
C. Currency Issues:
A letter of credit margin of 50% is required.
D. Pest and plant disease restrictions:
A phytosanitary certificate (PC) and Import Permit (IP) are required. Cold treatment at 0oC for 14 days is also required before or during shipment to control fruit flies. Please check with importer regarding this regulation as it is not published in USDA APHIS Phytosanitary Export Database (PExD).
E. Other Barriers:
Certificate of origin is required. In addition, a Radiation Certificate is required for all food shipments. This may be obtained from the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. We recommend exporters consult closely with their importer regarding this requirement.
VI. OTHER RESOURCE LINKS:
VII. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
India is the dominant supplier of apples to Bangladesh, as price is the major consideration when sourcing apples. Importers typically import apples from the United States between April and July, when supplies dwindle in India and other nearby countries.