The government has awarded commercially important persons (CIP) cards to 176 businessmen for their commendable performance in the country’s trade and export business in 2018 on Thursday.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi handed over the cards to the recipients at a city hotel at a ceremony organised by the ministry.
Among them, 138 persons were nominated by the commerce ministry for CIPs card for excellence in exporting goods while the remaining 38 persons nominated CIPs card for outstanding contribution in the trade sector of Bangladesh.
Earlier, a special gazette notification was published on December 7, 2021, announcing the names of the CIPs.
The notification mentioned that the CIPs would enjoy some privileges from the government for the next one year period or before declaring the names of next year's CIPs.