Courier and Logistics sectors called for business-friendly law; demanded recognition of service industry

The entrepreneurs of Courier and Logistics services demanded the business-friendly Mailing Operator and Courier Service Development and Regulatory Authority Act-2022.

They came up with the call at the second meeting of the Standing Committee on Logistics & Courier Services held at FBCCI on Saturday afternoon while discussing the proposed draft law “Mailing Operator and Courier Service Development and Regulatory Authority Act-2022.”

They also urged the government to declare the Courier and logistics sector as the Service Industry.

While speaking as the Chief Guest, FBCCI President Md. Jashim Uddin informed FBCCI is preparing a 20-year roadmap for logistics development. He said the future expansion of the country’s economy largely depends on logistics as the sector builds up a sustainable supply chain. Without an effective logistics ecosystem, even attaining food security is also impossible, the president said.

Director in charge of the committee Md. Naser informed that the committee will soon prepare its recommendation for the draft law amendment.

Chairman of the committee and President of Courier Services Association of Bangladesh Hafizur Rahman Pulok said Courier and logistics companies would contribute more to the national economy if the government provides proper policy and legal support.

Amongst others, Co-chairmen of the committee Ahsan Habib Setu, Al-Haj Mokbul Ahmad, Nisser Uddin Ahmed, other members of the committee, and FBCCI Secretary General Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque were also present at the meeting.