People's Republic of Bangladesh: Europeans began to set up trading posts in the area of Bangladesh in the 16th century; eventually the British came to dominate the region and it became part of British India. In 1947, West Pakistan and East Bengal (both primarily Muslim) separated from India (largely Hindu) and jointly became the new country of Pakistan. East Bengal became East Pakistan in 1955, but the awkward arrangement of a two-part country with its territorial units separated by 1,600 km was unworkable. East Pakistan seceded from its union with West Pakistan in 1971 and was renamed Bangladesh.
Population - 2011: 158,570,535 (July 2011 est).
Legal system: Based on English common law.
- Food Law / Code
17-pages: Covers: (I) Preliminary; (II) Establishing Council, etc; (III) Directorate, Director General, etc; (IV) Offences, Punishment, etc; (V) Trial, etc; (VI) Civil Proceedings and Remedies; and (VII) Miscellaneous.
An Ordinance to provide for regulating the quality of certain seeds for sale and for matters connected therewith.
The purpose of this Act is to prevent the adulteration of food in all cantonments in Bangladesh and to regulate the sale and manufacture of food. This Act prohibits the following activities: mixing, colouring, staining of food in contravention of the rules; preparing, manufacturing, selling adulterated food; manufacturing, importing and selling unwholesome food; etc.
This Act empowers the Government to declare any market to be a notified market and establishes the figure of the market functionary, as an intermediary between the producer and the seller.
This Ordinance provides norms for processing products to be consumed as food in order to avoid any adulteration that could harm consumers. The Ordinance further provides for: prohibition of manufacture or sale of food which does not meet quality standards; prohibition of sale or use of poisonous or dangerous chemicals and intoxicated food colour; standards of purity of milk, butter, ghee, wheat flour, mustard or any other rape seed oil and of any article of food; prohibition of sale of diseased animals and unwholesome food intended for human consumption; use of false labels; analysis of food and certificates of analysis; inspection and seizure of food; offences and penalties;etc
This Act provides for the restrictions applied to the slaughter of animals and the consumption of meat as per Sections 2 to 5.
An Act to provide for price and control and regulation of trade and commerce between the provinces.
An Act to provide for setting up of Courts for speedy trial of offences in relation to foodstuffs.
An Act to provide powers to control the production, treatment, keeping, storage, movement, transport, supply, distribution, disposal, acquisition, use or consumption of, and trade and commerce in, certain commodities: Foodstuffs, infant foods
The Seeds Rules provides for the institution of the National Seeds Board, its function and tasks and all the related procedures dealing with: the registration of seed varieties; the Seeds Dealers; the classification of seeds and their sources; the procedures for certification and related fees; the contents of labels on seeds packages and containers; the qualifications and duties of Seed Analysts and Seed Inspectors; the requirements in terms of sampling, packaging and sealing for the Seed Analyst to investigate; all the required paper works (forms, reports, applications).
This document covers two (2) Notifications: (1) The Protection and Conservation of Fish Rules, 1985. (2) Protection and Conservation of Fish Act, 1950.
6-pages: The Ordinance aims at protection and encouragement of breastfeeding, banning advertising, import, distribution and sale of breast-milk substitutes.
Rules pertaining to fishing, licences for domestic and foreign fishing vessels, fishing operations and related activities.
20 pages: Covers: (1) Preliminary; (2) Administration; (3) General Provisions Governing Licences; (4) Local Marine Fishing Operations; (5) Foreign Marine Fishing Operations; (6) Appeal; (7) Prohibited Fishing Methods; (8) Marine Reserves; (9) Powers of Authorized Officers; (10) Offences & Legal Procedures; and (11) Rules.
An Ordinance to provide for inspection and quality of fish and fish products.
All company's and / or person who indent, import or export goods are required to be registered in Bangladesh.
3 pages: covers: (1) Short title; (2) Definitions; (3) Declaration of a fishery to be a Khas managed fishery; (4) Bar to unauthorised fishing in Khas managed fisheries; (5) Carrying of valid licence of fishing and production of the same; (6) Bar to unauthorised fishing in other fisheries; (7) Authorisation by Provinical Government to question illegal fishing; (8) Exemption; (9) Penal clauses; (10) Rule making power.