Ban on export of uncut raw jute lifted

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 18:24, Jun 12, 2019 | Updated : 18:25, Jun 12, 2019

Before the growth of the textile industry, jute was once the main cash crop of Bangladesh as it was the only exportable product in the country.Bangladesh has lifted a ban on the export of certain categories of raw jute.

State news agency BSS reports that the textiles and jute ministry issued a notification on May 29  in this regard in line with Section 13 of the Jute Ordinance 2017.

In January 2018, the government banned the export of uncut Bangla Tosha Rejection (BTR) and Bangla White Rejection (BWR) raw jute for an indefinite period in response to the requests by the local industries for ensuring quality jute.

However, the Bangladesh Jute Association (BJA) earlier demanded the withdrawal of ban on the export of raw jute, says the report by the state news agency.

Traders, farmers and workers also had expressed concern, saying the ban on exporting uncut BTR and BWR raw jute would cause them a huge financial loss, according to the report.