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Customer Advisory for Import Shipment into Bangladesh


Customer Advisory


12 June 2013


Dear Valued Customers,


Subject: To mention BIN forImporter & their L/C opening Bank in BL, and also to mention AIN forFreight Forwarder (when Forwarder is consignee/ notify in carrier’s BL) forImport shipments to Chittagong and Dhaka


BangladeshCustoms has decided to implement ASYCUDA WORLD Manifest System. To facilitatesmooth system transition and correct duty/VAT management, Customs authority alongwith Bangladesh Bank has made it compulsory to include Business IdentificationNumber (BIN) or Agent Identification Number (AIN) on all business documentssuch as L/C, Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice, Packing List etc withimmediate effect.


BIN:BINStands for Business Identification No. (VAT Registration No. 11 Digit forActual Importer & Importer’s L/C opening Bank).


AIN:AINStands for Agent Identification No. (11 Digit AIN of Freight Forwarder).


Pleasefind the B/L format for new AW manifest system:


1. Carrier B/L consigned to Bank:


Consignee: Bank Name, Address in Bangladesh, BINof Bank

Notify Party: Actual Importer Name,Address in Bangladesh, BIN of Actual Importer.


2. Carrier B/L consigned to ActualImporter (No Bank):


Consignee: Actual Importer Name, Address inBangladesh, BIN of Actual Importer.

Notify Party: Actual Importer Name,Address in Bangladesh, BIN of Actual Importer.


3. Carrier B/L consigned to FreightForwarder (No Bank):


Consignee: Freight Forwarder Name, Address inBangladesh, AIN of Freight Forwarder.

Notify Party: Freight ForwarderName, Address in Bangladesh, AIN of Freight Forwarder.


BIN/AIN effective date: Any Importconsignment to Bangladesh which will arrive on or after 01.July.2013 will comeunder this rule and is applicable for all import business documents consignedto Bangladesh.


Consequences if No/Wrong BIN/AIN: Carriers or FreightForwarders will NOT be able to submit manifest without AIN or BIN or Bank codeas a result shipments could not be discharged. Also, consignees will not beable to clear the goods if the same is not correctly mentioned or mismatched.Thus shipper has to ensure to mention correct AIN or BIN number in theirBooking & Shipping Instruction while submitting the same to the carrier.


Also ensure to mention Hazardous Cargo Technicalname in B/L description column upper portion for declaration in the AsycudaWorld Manifest System from Vessel arrival in Chittagong 01 July 2013.


For any further query, please feel free tocontact us.


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