The government has made jute packaging mandatory for poultry feed and fish feed to boost domestic use of the golden fibre as exports of jute and jute goods are facing difficulties including anti-dumping duty imposed by India on Bangladeshi jute products.
The textiles and jute ministry issued a gazette notification, amending the Mandatory Jute Packaging Rules-2013 and making use of jute bags for the products mandatory.
With the inclusion of the two items, the number of products that have come under mandantory jute packaging has increased to 19.
The government in early 2015 started enforcing the rules of the mandatory jute packaging law to increase the use of environmental-friendly natural fibre and discourage the use of synthetic one.
Officials of the textiles and jute ministry said that poultry and fish farming were the two growing sectors in the country and mandatory use of jute bags for poultry and fish feed would significantly increase the local demand for jute.
Source: New Age Bangladesh // Original Article