Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Cutoms officials of Bangladesh and India have decided to share intelligence information to prevent smuggling of goods, narcotics and psychotropic drugs.


The decision was taken at the 10th meeting of the Joint Group of Customs (JGC) between Bangladesh and India held in New Delhi on Thursday.


“From now on, India and Bangladesh will share intelligence information to prevent smuggling of goods, narcotics/psychotropic drugs etc,” official statement said.


During the meeting both sides had constructive discussions on further promotion and facilitation of trade between the two countries.


The meeting also agreed to improve infrastructural facilities including installation of testing and warehouse facilities in all 16 land ports along the borders of the two countries.


They also took several decisions to remove administrative complexities and operational barriers for quicker passage of goods through the ports.

“It was also decided that the standards organization of India and Bangladesh will meet soon to sort out unresolved standardization issues between the two countries,” the statement noted.

Farid Uddin, member, National Board of Revenue led the Bangladesh delegation while the Indian side was led by Najib Shah, Director General, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.

BBN/SSR/AD-05Feb15-10:40 pm (BST)