Welcome to the Bangladesh Trade Portal
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Honorable Prime Minister of
    the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh - one of the fastest growing economies of South Asia got her independence in 1971 after the 9-month long Liberation war under the undisputed and unrival leadership of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Under the dynamic leadership of his able daughter, the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in raising incomes, reducing poverty and improving social indicators and has been recently classified as a middle-income country by World Bank.
Bangladesh boasts of her being at the crossroads of diversified cultures. Her archeological sites, magnificent mosques and monuments bear the testimony of her glorious past. UNESCO declared three World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh: the 15th century Shaat Gombuj or Sixty Domes Mosque at Bagerhat, the pre-Islamic 8th century spectacular ruins of Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, the 80 km long Mangrove Forest of Sunderbans. 
The other outstanding sites of 3rd century archeological site at Mahasthangarh, world’s longest unbroken 120 km sea beach at Cox’s bazar against a picturesque background of series of hills, the splendid repository of hill districts with scenic splendors are few to name.
People of Bangladesh are well-known for their innate hospitality, hard work and resilience. Bangladesh as a riverine country and beautiful land has many facets. One can find an untapped serene nature and at the same time a mélange of festive air – eventful around the year.
Photo Courtesy: Bangladesh Tourism Board
The deeply rooted diversified cultural heritage of Bangladesh is reflected in its literature, music and paintings. The composer of our national anthem is Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Shilpacharya or ‘guru of art’ Zainul Abedin, is the forerunner of Bangladeshi modern art. He is greatly admired for his Famine Sketches, 1943.
Following videos potray a quick highlight on Bangladesh's glorious past and a journey of remarkable economic growth that the country has embarked on in last couple of years:
         Bangladesh-Undiscovered Gem of Asia                                   A Tale of A Dream
                                                        Courtesy: BGMEA                                                 Courtesy: BOI Bangladesh
Bangladesh Trade Portal Video
The Bangladesh Trade Portal is the official source for all regulatory information relevant to traders who wish to import goods into Bangladesh or export to other countries. Click on the relevant links on this page to look for the tariffs relating to each commodity, any special measures, the procedures for applying for permits, licenses and Customs clearance and much more. The Guide to Import-Export, on the top menu of this page, provides a comprehensive set of instructions and guidelines in plain language and conveniently organized by topic. 

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Rules on Organizing Domestic Trade Fairs
Rules on Organizing Domestic Trade Fairs

Rules on Organizing Domestic Trade Fairs...Read

Development Works of 10 Economic Zones Begin (Feb 28, 2016)
Development Works of 10 Economic Zones Begin (Feb 28, 2016)

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the development activities at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). The economic zones are -- Mirersarai Economic Zone, Sabrang Tourism Park, Srihatta Economic Zone, Mongla Economic Zone, AK Khan Economic Zone, Abdul Monem Economic Zone, Meghna Economic Zone, Meghna Industrial Economic Zone, Bay Economic Zone and Amra Economic Zone....Read

New Import Policy Order: 2015-18 has been issued (Feb 23, 2016)
New Import Policy Order: 2015-18 has been issued (Feb 23, 2016)

Government has issued new import policy order taking into considerations of easy import of raw materials of export oriented businesses. Ministry of commerce has issued this three year import policy order 2015-18 on 15 February. The previous import policy order expired on 30 June of 2015. In relation to that the new policy order should have been effective from July 1, 2015 onwards....Read

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Top Exporters Awarded
Top Exporters Awarded

The commerce ministry and the Export Promotion Bureau yesterday awarded the top exporters of fiscal 2011-12 and 2012-13 in recognition of their superlative performance. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the trophies and certificates to the exporters at Osmani Memorial Hall in Dhaka. The awards were given in 32 categories following the national export trophy-2013 guidelines, said Mafruha Sultana, vice-chairman of EPB, in her speech. ...Read

GDP growth hits 7.05pc 1st time
GDP growth hits 7.05pc 1st time

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of Bangladesh has hit 7.05 percent for the first time while per capita income has stood at 1466. The information was revealed in an ECNEC meeting on Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016. Per capita income will rise by $150 and stand at $1,466, ministers discussed at today’s meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec). The meeting is being held at the Planning Commission at Dhaka’s Agargaon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is chairing the meeting....Read

15% VAT won’t be imposed at a time: Tofail (May 15, 2016)
15% VAT won’t be imposed at a time: Tofail (May 15, 2016)

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said the government would not impose 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on businessmen at a time. “Both the finance minister and me had held several meetings with the businessmen about the implementation of the VAT law. We wouldn’t do anything that obstructs investment. We are cautious about the implementation of the new VAT law,” he said The minister said while addressing the seminar ‘Bangladesh is on the highway of development under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina’ organised by Awami League sub-committee on Publicity and Publication held at Institute of Engineers in Dhaka....Read

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