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BSTI includes 43 new products under mandatory quality certificate

| Updated: October 25, 2020 21:52:09

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The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has decided to include 43 new essential products under the mandatory quality certificate considering the growing demand among the general public.

The products include low fat milk, flavoured milk, ice lolly, natural mehdi, dishwashing liquid, liquid toilet cleaner, nail polish, gold, cotton sari made in power loom, passenger car tires and rims, and power transformer, reports BSS.

The BSTI took the decision at its 34th council meeting on Sunday with Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun in the chair.

State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder, Industries Secretary KM Ali Azam and Director General of BSTI Md Nazrul Anwar attended the meeting.

The council discussed the ongoing trend of quality industrialisation, expansion of BSTI’s quality control activities at the district level, expansion of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, increase in institutional manpower, skill development training, accommodation for bosses, travel and incentives and export of halal food.

The meeting also approved the proposal to expand the BSTI’s office activities in a total of 64 districts by setting up 13 more regional offices in addition to the existing 8 divisional offices.

In addition, in 43 districts located outside the regional office, a proposal was approved to acquire the land required for mobile courts, factory inspection and surveillance and set up its own office and operate it with limited manpower.

During the meeting, Humayun highlighted the huge potential for export of halal products in the world market and said that BSTI should take initiative to determine the quality of halal products and issue quality certificates to harness this potential.

He said the facilities would be enhanced along with improved training as well as financial incentives to encourage the officers and employees of the company to perform their duties with competence.

Kamal Mojumder directed for maximum vigilance, collection of fines and conducting special operations against such misdeeds.

He also suggested the inclusion of BSTI officials in the foreign training team sent by the Ministry of Industries.


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