The Feed Industries Association of Bangladesh (FIAB) and Bangladesh Poultry Industries Coordination Committee (BPICC) laid down their demands to their government ahead of the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
FIAB President and BPICC Convener Moshiur Rahman placed the five-point demands in front of Finance Minister AMA Muhith at a program titled “Food-nutrition security, women empowerment and creating employment in poultry industry-budget thought.”
The demands include: (1) withdrawal of income tax from poultry food elements imports; (2) exemption of 10% customs tax on import of soya-bean meal; (3) inclusion of Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS) in SRO as a vegetable protein; (4) urgent addressing of complexity and H.S. Code related issues on imported goods; and (5) withdrawal of indirect tax on raw materials importers and suppliers.
Muhith promised to consider the poultry industry associations’ demands while urging them to produce double the quantity of chicken and eggs within three years.
FIAB and BPICC said doubling production by the stipulated time would not be an issue if the government would satisfy their demands.