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Name: Formalin Control Act, 2015.
Country: Bangladesh
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2015-02
Entry into force:
ISN: BGD-2015-L-99013
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=99013&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Bangladesh, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh PDF of Act in Bengali PDF of Act in Bengali (consulted on 2015-05-18)
Abstract/Citation: The Act establishes a licensing system for any person or body wishing to import or use formalin. Once implemented, formalin control committees will be formed at every district and Upazila. Import, production, shipment, stock, sales and use of the preservative will require licence. It will be legally binding on licensed traders to show their sales document to the committees.The maximum punishment for breaching licence terms is seven years in prison with Tk 500,000 in fine, and revocation of the licence. Anyone shipping formalin without licence will spend two and a half years in jail and pay up to Tk 300,000 in fine. One in possession of equipment that may be used to produce formalin will be hauled in jail for two and a half years and fined up to Tk 200,000. The law will be effective for formalin, formaldehyde and other government-approved chemicals used for formalin production.

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