Bangladesh: Bangladesh Fisheries and Fisheries Inspection and Quality Control Act 2020
On November 26, 2020, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock enacted the Fisheries and Fisheries (Inspection and Quality Control) Act 2020 to enforce new laws reflecting the repealed provision of the Fish and Fish Products (Inspection and Quality Control) Ordinance 1983. The Act outlines: standard setting; quality control; competent authorities; licensing; healthy environment inspections of factories, establishments, and markets; fisheries registration; and the import-export of fish and fish products. The Act also outlines penalties for using harmful chemicals, adulteration, intrusion of impurities, and the use of illicit drugs and chemicals. This report contains an unofficial translation of the Act. As of December 2022, Bangladesh has not notified the regulation to the World Trade Organization.